Monthly Archives: March 2012

The lexicon of love

The lexicon of love   Soccer is rightly considered the beautiful game but some of the language used to describe it is strikingly (forgive the pun) ugly. Herewith are some choice examples; “Agricultural”, adjective used to describe a crude but … Continue reading

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Welfare warfare – a land fit for zeroes

Welfare warfare – a land fit for zeroes My latest article for Taki’s Magazine, about some of the more egregrious welfare abuses. We need a welfare state, but we need one that works efficiently and is strictly limited in its … Continue reading

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Classic QR – the original 1848 review of Jane Eyre

Classic QR – the original 1848 review of Jane Eyre Editor’s Note – This is the Jane Eyre segment of an 1848 15,000 word combined review of Vanity Fair and Jane Eyre. The QR’s reviewers tended to be withering toward new … Continue reading

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The faith of football

The faith of football My latest article for Taki’s Magazine, about the British obsession with football http://takimag.com/article/englands_surrogate_religion_derek_turner#axzz1pwAqIhl6 Derek Turner, 23 March 2012   Free Google Ad cialis drugs no rx Like this:Like Loading…

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The worth of government bonds

The worth of government bonds The Chancellor of the Exchequer recently attracted quizzical headlines when he proposed the selling of low interest 100 year government gilt bonds to institutional investors, as a means of locking in the present low interest rates, … Continue reading

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Philofax

Philofax Supporters of Israel routinely call Israel’s critics anti-Semitic, as “historian” Karl Radl reminds us (Semitic Controversies, “The Insane Philo-Semitism of the Quarterly Review”, 11th January 2012). Radl thinks that the assignation anti-Semitic should be used more sparingly. For example, … Continue reading

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Have AIDS, will travel

Have AIDS, will travel My latest article for Taki’s Magazine, about the probable forthcoming wave of health tourists. http://takimag.com/article/have_aids_will_travel_derek_turner#axzz1oLOgJ04y How incredibly foolish and profligate to offer this treatment to all comers, and not to realise that it will merely encourage … Continue reading

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