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#MeFirst Coven comes to Congress

#MeFirst Coven comes to Congress by Ilana Mercer The media scrum framed the Trump impeachment circus, round II, as an “emotional” affair. Headlines homed in on the “emotion” surrounding the trial. “It Tears at Your Heart. Democrats Make an Emotional Case … Continue reading

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Jobs not Snobs

Jobs not Snobs by Bill Hartley They still dig coal in the North East, just. The company responsible is Banks Mining which operates open caste sites. Banks protests in vain that whilst the country needs coal, then better it should … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, March 2021

ENDNOTES,  March 2021 In this edition: Elgar’s Italian maestro. Stuart Millson recalls conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli. When Worcestershire’s Edward Elgar emerged from what has been described as provincial obscurity into the realms of the European romantic mainstream, it became clear that … Continue reading

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Systemic Rot – from Texas to California

Systemic Rot – from Texas to California Ilana Mercer is twixt fire and flood Some blame a quasi-free-market in electricity for the collapse of the electrical grid in Texas, during a winter snow storm, mid-February, in which temperatures hovered at … Continue reading

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Still Addicted to that Rush

Still Addicted to that Rush Ilana Mercer, on the late king of radio Rush Limbaugh died on February the 17th. In the encomiums to conservatism’s radio king, mention was made of his 2009 address at the Conservative Political Action Conference … Continue reading

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Rattus Republicanus

Rattus Republicanus by Ilana Mercer The defining difference between Democrats and Republicans is this: Republicans live on their political knees. They apologize and expiate for their principles, which are generally not unsound. Democrats, conversely and admirably, stand tall for their core … Continue reading

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The Walls of Jericho

The Walls of Jericho Bill Hartley blows his trumpet Since the nineteenth century the expansion of our cities has seen settlements on the outskirts absorbed into the urban area. Occasionally though a town avoids this trend and manages to retain a … Continue reading

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When Kyle Came to Kenosha (2)

When Kyle came to Kenosha (2) by Ilana Mercer I’m not even sure one can still speak freely about theoretical matters. Nevertheless, against the background din of “insurrection” charges against MAGA America, I’ve tried to distill the hardcore libertarian take … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, February 2021

ENDNOTES, February 2021 In this edition: Entente Musicale, new releases of English and French music from SOMM; Kathleen Ferrier, remembered; Messiaen and 20th-century piano music from Divine Art, reviewed by Stuart Millson A musical entente cordiale is presented in splendid … Continue reading

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Sappho of Lesbos

Sappho of Lesbos by Darrell Sutton The isles of Greece! the isles of Greece Where burning Sappho loved and sung, Where grew the arts of war and peace Byron Byron had a strong affection for Lucan’s Pharsalia. His attachment to … Continue reading

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