Author Archives: leslie

The Failure of Canadian Conservatism

The Failure of Canadian Conservatism Mark Wegierski, writing on the 153rd anniversary of Canadian Confederation This essay is partially based on Mark Wegierski’s paper, ‘An Ineluctable Direction of Progressive Development?: The Ongoing Failure of the Right in Canada’ (read by … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs and Comment, QR Home | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Writer’s Writer in an Age of Mediocrity

A Writer’s Writer in an Age of Mediocrity Ilana Mercer on H.L. Mencken H.L. Mencken, a contrarian polemicist and consummate critic, who wrote prolifically from 1899 until 1948, may no longer seem relevant, but the fault would not be his. … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs and Comment, QR Home | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

ENDNOTES, July 2020

ENDNOTES, July 2020 In this edition: late-romantic piano quintets by Franck and Fauré; & a classical music establishment in meltdown, by Stuart Millson The Prague-based Wihan Quartet – winners of the London International String Quartet Competition in 1991 – has … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Matters, ENDNOTES:Music, QR Home | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Love in a Covid Climate

Love in a Covid Climate  by Ilana Mercer, spellbound There was a reason why this expatriate missed Canada of late. In particular, the every-day normalcy of its local CTV News. Often so apolitical, Canadians are always less eager to feature … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs and Comment, QR Home | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Embattled Monuments

Embattled Monuments Ilana Mercer, contra “kerns and gallowglasses”  Steve Hilton is a Briton who anchors a current-affairs show on Fox News. Mr. Hilton made the following feeble, snowflake’s case for the removal of the nation’s historically offensive statues: It’s offensive … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs and Comment, QR Home | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Knee Jerk Reaction

Knee Jerk Reaction From Stuart Millson, standing tall    By the end of the 19th-century, the British Empire had achieved a supremacy surpassing that of ancient Rome. The onetime Roman colony at the edge of Europe had become the greatest … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs and Comment, QR Home | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Watson’s World

Watson’s World Bill Hartley mines an archive John Watson was a colliery viewer working in the Northumberland coalfield in the middle of the 18thcentury. His journals, written from 1750-55, came into the possession of the Mining Institute in Newcastle but … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs and Comment, QR Home | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Canaille Play with Madness

Canaille Play with Madness Ilana Mercer reports from “occupied” Seattle On June 9, I tweeted out the following: “Seattle’s East Precinct has fallen, as Police Chief Carmen Best orders Seattle Police to evacuate. The occupiers, aka the ‘peaceful protesters,’ declare … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs and Comment, QR Home | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Pedal Power

Pedal Power The Vice of Kings: how Socialism, Occultism and the Sexual Revolution Engineered a Culture of Abuse, Jasun Horsley, London, Aeon Books, 2019, 323pp., reviewed by Ed Dutton When ‘national treasure’ Jimmy Savile died in 2011, copious revelations emerged about … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Current Affairs and Comment, QR Home | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Fronde of Youth

The Fronde of Youth by Stuart Millson For many years, Sir Mark Tully was the BBC’s “voice of India”. His despatches from the sub-continent, where, in old colonial terms, “he went native”, represented the highest standards of broadcast journalism – … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs and Comment, QR Home | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments