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The Sex Factor

The Sex Factor The Sex Factor: How Women Made the West Rich, Victoria Bateman, 2019, Polity Press, 226pp. Pb, reviewed by ED DUTTON Cambridge University Fellow of Economics Dr Victoria Bateman (born 1979) is notorious for her nude protests. The … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, February 2019

ENDNOTES, February 2019 In this edition: choral music by Rautavaara, orchestral music by Künneke, reviewed by STUART MILLSON Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016) enjoyed fame in Britain in the latter part of his life. His orchestral music – semi-romantic and Sibelius-infused – … Continue reading

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Grammys: Great Music it was Not

Grammys: Great Music it was Not by IIana Mercer I used to respect Lady Gaga. With all her pretentious Yoko Onanisms, Stefani Germanotta (Gaga’s real name) is a hard-working and, at times, polished singer. But to watch Gaga, at the 61st Grammy … Continue reading

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The Asylum Racket

The Asylum Racket by Ilana Mercer The Wall is crucial, but it’s not everything. Caravans of human cargo are filing into the United States because … they can. U.S. law allows it, even invites it. Here’s how: provided you’re not … Continue reading

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Cell Phones

Cell Phones by Bill Hartley The governor of a women’s prison once confided that she preferred middle aged men for her senior management team and that she was prepared to fly in the face of Equal Opportunities to get them. … Continue reading

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Kát’a Kabanová

Kát’a Kabanová Opera in three acts; music by Leoš Janáček, libretto by Leoš Janáček based on a Czech translation of Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky’s play The Thunderstorm, orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner, direction by Richard Jones, Royal Opera, Monday 4th February … Continue reading

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Celebrating Poland

 Celebrating Poland Mark Wegierski writes from Toronto  A flurry of Polish-related events in Toronto was engendered by the 100th anniversary of the regaining of Polish independence (November 11, 1918). After 123 years of harsh foreign occupation by Tsarist Russia, Prussia/Germany, and … Continue reading

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Private Colleges to Revive the Humanities

Private Colleges to Revive the Humanities by Mark Wegierski The liberal arts in Canada currently face a multi-pronged assault. Given the clamor for a narrowly conceived “market” and “economic” ethic, they are taught less and less, in favor of business, … Continue reading

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It’s their Skin Color, Stupid

It’s their Skin Color, Stupid Ilana Mercer, on the Covington kids When Catholic Bishop Roger Joseph Foys saw a Catholic boy with a beatific smile, standing athwart an agitated, Amerindian elder and smiling in that pacifist, sweetly Christian way—he and the Diocese … Continue reading

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The Violence against Women Industry

The Violence against Women Industry  by Ilana Mercer Speaking recently to Fox News’ Arthel Neville, Andrew Napolitano repeated the feminist canards about sexual assault against women being an under-reported, ever-present crime in American society. The violence-against-women industry in North America—you know, the … Continue reading

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