Author Archives: Derek Turner

The last pagan

The last pagan Julian: An Intellectual Biography Polymnia Athanassiadi, Routledge, 2014, 272pps, £80 HENRY HOPWOOD-PHILLIPS wishes that an important biography of “Julian the Apostate” was better-written   I had imagined in my mind the sort of procession it would be… … Continue reading

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Perks are for perps with the right pigmentation

Perks are for perps with the right pigmentation ILANA MERCER finds that US immigration policies seem to favour the least deserving If you’re a criminal alien with “family relationships” in the U.S., are studying on the American taxpayer’s dime, are … Continue reading

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Belle Vue rendezvous

Belle Vue rendezvous BILL HARTLEY laments the waning of Wakefield In 1873 during the era of Muscular Christianity a young curate formed a rugby team. His legacy lives on since the club retains the name of his church and they … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES – Meditative music

ENDNOTES – Meditative music STUART MILLSON Rare English sonatas – Beethoven Piano Trios – Piano Concerto by Howard Ferguson – Ikon of Light by John Tavener Rupert Marshall-Luck (violinist and viola player) is emerging as one of the most dedicated … Continue reading

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A capital critique – a short interview with Daniel Pinto

A capital critique – a short interview with Daniel Pinto HENRY HOPWOOD-PHILLIPS interviews the wealth manager and economic thinker DANIEL PINTO Your advocacy of family business is unfashionable; as you say in Capital Wars, it’s conventionally perceived as merely a … Continue reading

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Libertarian feminists make a move on von Mises

Libertarian feminists make a move on von Mises ILANA MERCER reads a misjudged essay on the feminist credentials of the great economist As I paged through the dog’s breakfast of an essay titled The Feminism of Ludwig von Mises, I found … Continue reading

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Where’s America’s right to referendum, secession?

Where’s America’s right to referendum, secession? ILANA MERCER smells hypocrisy hanging over Crimea From a node in the neoconservative network, a Fox News studio, Charles Krauthammer has complained about the eviction of the Ukrainian Navy from the city of Sevastopol, … Continue reading

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Higher education is a hard row to ho

Duke University – Wikimedia Commons Higher Education Is A Hard Row To Ho ILANA MERCER says that making love is preferable to making war Who’s the bigger prostitute? Sex kitten “Belle Knox”, alias Miriam Weeks, a promising porn star who … Continue reading

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Crowning glory – royal legitimation for Scotland’s squadristi

Crowning glory: royal legitimation for Scotland’s squadristi ROGER KERSHAW analyses the putative ideological conflict between “ethnic Scots” and “ethnic English” The Scottish political lexicon seems to have been enriched by two “F-words” during 2013: Nigel Farage through his attempt at … Continue reading

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Hollywood: the no-good, the bad and the beastly

Hollywood: the no-good, the bad and the beastly ILANA MERCER watches the Academy Awards Glenn Close’s remarks at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony, captured the delusions of grandeur held by the tarts and tards of Hollywood, and helped by their … Continue reading

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