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High-flyer

  High-flyer Solomon, an oratorio in three acts, music by George Frideric Handel, text anonymous, orchestra conducted by Christian Curnyn, a collaboration between The Royal Opera and Early Opera Company, Covent Garden 11th October 2018, reviewed by Leslie Jones Actors should … Continue reading

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Dante’s Wake

Dante’s Wake Ian Thomson, Dante’s Divine Comedy; A Journey Without End, Head of Zeus, £18.99, 2018, reviewed by Stoddard Martin Age after age has found Dante speaking to and for them. Ours may be another: we shall see. At present it … Continue reading

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Indelible in the Hippocampus

Indelible in the Hippocampus By Ilana Mercer One of many cringe-making moments in Christine Blasey Ford’s protracted complaint before the Senate Judiciary Committee—and the country—was an affectation-dripping reference to her hippocampus. “Indelible in the hippocampus” was the memory of supreme … Continue reading

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Judge not, lest thou be judged

Judge not, lest thou be judged By Ilana Mercer By the time this column goes to press, Christine Blah-Blah Ford will have appeared before the coven once considered the greatest deliberative body in the world: The United States Senate. At … Continue reading

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Presenting Powell and Pressburger

Presenting Powell and Pressburger  by Stuart Millson During the 1940s and ‘50s, cinema in this country was revolutionised by the work of two film-makers, the Kent-born Michael Powell, and his friend and colleague, the Hungarian-born émigré and veteran of continental … Continue reading

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On the Road

On the Road                                                                            … Continue reading

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U.S. Business Itching to Import Cheap Labor

U.S. Business Itching to Import Cheap Labor By Ilana Mercer Adroitly, President Trump has optimized outcomes for the American Worker. His is a labor market like no other. Long overdue in the U.S., a labor market should be one in … Continue reading

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The English Civil War, part 2

The English Civil War, part 2 By Mark Wegierski All the aforementioned religious, dynastic, political, social, economic and ethnic tensions flared into armed conflict in the English Civil War. The term “English” is, however, misleading: although the primary focus of … Continue reading

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Bob Woodward’s Yellow Journalism

Bob Woodward’s Yellow Journalism  By Ilana Mercer It takes no time at all. You listen to Bob Woodward’s halting speech. You read his lumpen prose, and you get right away what undergirds his Trump-phobic tome, Fear: Trump in the White … Continue reading

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Apartheid, in Perspective, 2

Apartheid, in Perspective, 2 By Ilana Mercer Monomaniacal Westerners—they have one thing on their minds: it begins with an “R”—have come to think and speak of apartheid as a theory of white supremacy. It was not. The policy of “separate … Continue reading

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