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Orso, Covent Garden, London

-+*Epicurean Expeditions with Em Marshall-Luck Orso, Covent Garden, London Orso boasts an extremely convenient location just down the road from the Royal Opera House – perfect for that pre- or post- (or even mid-, depending on the composer) opera meal; … Continue reading

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Bagatelles for a Massacre

-+*Bagatelles for a Massacre Ilana Mercer meditates on the latest “victory” of the West WINNING IN THE WEST. A French “documentary maker”—a title everyone with a camera assumes these days—told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that the West was winning. The docu-dude … Continue reading

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Reisenwitz Redux

-+*Reisenwitz Redux Ilana Mercer reads the riot act It used to be that Justin Raimondo was more discerning about the women he welcomed into the Antiwar.com fold. Here is how Mr. Raimondo welcomed this writer: “A major confetti-throwing welcome on … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Dominatrix

-+*The Rise of the Dominatrix  Derek Turner’s take on Charles Moore’s biography of  Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher: Not for Turning, Charles Moore, London: Allen Lane, 2013, 859 pp When Margaret Thatcher died last April, the obsequies were at times almost drowned out … Continue reading

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First Total War

-+* First Total War Frank Ellis confronts the dark side of modernity Alexander Watson, Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918, Allen Lane, London, 2014, with maps, photos, notes, bibliography and index. ISBN 978-1-846-14221-5 Vielleicht opfern wir auch uns für … Continue reading

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Upwardly mobile couple

-+*Upwardly mobile couple Stoddard Martin sifts through the Himmlers’ correspondence A petty bourgeois element runs through the history of National Socialism, with counterpoint from its traditional obverse – the bohemian. Himmler came from suburban Munich and had the provincial’s suspicion … Continue reading

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2014 The Year of Living Racially

-+*2014: The Year of Living Racially Ilana Mercer looks back in anger My man Richard Sherman said something that kicked off the 2014, year-round, banal, racial back-and-forth that parades as debate in the U.S. Other than that the Seattle Seahawks … Continue reading

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Safety catch off

-+*Safety catch off Robert Henderson is engrossed by an evocation of “The Troubles” ’71 Main cast: Jack O’Connell as Gary Hook Richard Dormer as Eamon Charlie Murphy as Brigid David Wilmot as Boyle Sean Harris as Captain Sandy Browning Killian … Continue reading

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The Road from Tredegar

-+*  The Road from Tredegar  Leslie Jones enjoys the new biography of Aneurin Bevan, architect of the NHS Nye: The Political Life of Aneurin Bevan, Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds, I.B. Tauris, London, 2015, pp 316 According to an earlier biographer, John Campbell, … Continue reading

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Wines for the season

-+*Em Marshall-Luck picks some Wines for the season – and some special Smoked Foods The rich foods that grace our tables at this time of year require bold yet sophisticated wines that will stand up to and complement their full … Continue reading

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