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Enlightened Despots

Enlightened Despots Leslie Jones enjoys a compelling analysis Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics & American Economics in the Progressive Era, Thomas C. Leonard, Princeton University Press, Princeton & Oxford, 2016, 250 pp., reviewed by Leslie Jones In Illiberal Reformers, economic historian … Continue reading

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Brexit is Britain’s Independence Day

Brexit is Britain’s Independence Day Stephen Michael MacLean discerns ‘the end of the beginning’ Independence Day. That was Boris Johnson’s description of June 23rd last year, as he and fellow Leave campaigners canvassed the United Kingdom for Brexit, making the … Continue reading

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Spengler, Lite

Spengler, Lite The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam, Douglas Murray, 2017, Bloomsbury, Hardback, 335pp., £18.99; reviews by Ed Dutton and Adam J Young One of the fascinating things about Murray’s dissection of Western Europe’s death wish is that … Continue reading

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Canada – the Case for Conservatism

Canada – the Case for Conservatism Another piece by Mark Wegierski to mark the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation Given the disparity in resources between small-c conservatives and left-liberals in Canada, the situation of conservatism sometimes seems virtually hopeless. What traditionalists … Continue reading

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Mirror of our Fickle State

Mirror of our Fickle State Stoddard Martin “meets” Scott Fitzgerald Paradise Lost: A Life of F Scott Fitzgerald, David S Brown, Harvard University Press, 2017, HB, pp 330 My maternal grandfather was fifteen years older than Scott Fitzgerald, my father … Continue reading

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Open Cast, Closed Mind

Open Cast, Closed Mind     Bill Hartley identifies an unholy alliance Last month a public enquiry convened at Kingston Park the home of Newcastle Rugby Club. Some time ago Northumberland County Council granted planning permission for Banks Mining to start … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 5th June 2017

ENDNOTES, 5th June 2017 In a Summer Garden: new discoveries and romantic masterpieces at this year’s English Music Festival “Roses, lilies and a thousand sweet-scented flowers. Bright butterflies flitting from petal to petal, and gold-brown bees murmuring in the warm, … Continue reading

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Lover’s Little Helper

Lover’s Little Helper  L’elisir d’amore: opera buffa in two acts; music composed by Gaetano Donizetti; libretto by Felice Romani, based on Le Philtre, by Daniel-François-Esprit Auber; conductor Bertrand de Billy; director Laurent Pelly; revival director Daniel Dooner; Royal Opera House, … Continue reading

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Mass Immigration and its Critics

Mass Immigration and its Critics The Effects of Mass Immigration on Canadian Living Standards and Society, edited by Herbert Grubel, Vancouver, Fraser Institute, 2009, CAN$19.95, xxvi + 236 pp., ISBN 978-0-88975-246-7, reviewed by Mark Wegierski, to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 23rd May 2017

ENDNOTES, 23rd May, 2017 In this edition: A Mass for Modern Man; Cesar Franck, Violin Sonata in A Major; Elgar and Delius Quartets; Over the Plains, by George Antheil Ståle Kleiberg (b. 1958) is a Norwegian composer not well known … Continue reading

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