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E R Dodds, Remembered

E R Dodds, Remembered Rediscovering E R Dodds, Scholarship, Education, Poetry and the Paranormal, edited by C. Stray, C. Pelling and S. Harrison, Pp. 341, OUP, 2019, reviewed by Darrell Sutton “This book originated in a conference on E.R. Dodds held … Continue reading

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Neocons and the Permanent State (Part 2)

Neocons and the Permanent State (Part 2) by Ilana Mercer “How does America change if our intelligence agencies were more accurate in their assessment of Saddam Hussein’s chemical and nuclear weapons programs?” The question was posed, just the other day, in … Continue reading

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Neocons and the Permanent State (Part1)

Neocons and the Permanent State (Part 1) by Ilana Mercer Following the show of incompetence at the Democratic Iowa caucus, columns on competence proliferated. One stood out for its ineptness: “Make America Competent Again” by David French at the Dispatch. … Continue reading

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What the Ancients did for Us

What the Ancients did for Us Michael McManus, on our pagan heritage The pre-Socratic pagan philosopher Anaxagoras took two pots of paint, one black and one white. He took a drop of white and added it to the black, then … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, February 2020

Endnotes, February 2020 Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D; overture to The Wreckers;  and a recital at Middle Temple Hall, reviewed by Stuart Millson Ever since the revival of Ethel Smyth’s opera The Wreckers in 1994 (a once-famous piece, championed by such … Continue reading

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F.W. de Klerk’s Great Betrayal

F.W. de Klerk’s Great Betrayal by Ilana Mercer, sometime citizen of South Africa On February 2, 1990, 30 years ago, F.W. de Klerk, South Africa’s last white president, turned the screws on his constituents, betraying the confidence we had placed … Continue reading

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Life on the Line

Life on the Line  by Bill Hartley Railways are back in the news with the HS2 project under fresh scrutiny, due to the cost estimate having risen to an eye watering level. The latest figure is about three times what … Continue reading

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In a Royal Line

In a Royal Line ‘An Evening with Rosina Storchio’, recital of songs and operatic arias sung by Ermonela Jaho, accompanied by Steven Maughan at the piano, Sunday 2nd February 2020, Wigmore Hall, London, reviewed by Leslie Jones This was soprano … Continue reading

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Getting the Canadian Right

Getting the Canadian Right by Mark Wegierski There are currently three main groups in Canada that do not understand the Canadian Right — the media, the other parties, and conservatives themselves. In the last few decades, Canadian conservatism has been hurt … Continue reading

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Democracy Dies in Diversity

Democracy Dies in Diversity by Ilana Mercer  “Dissatisfaction with democracy within developed countries is at its highest level in almost 25 years,” say researchers at the University of Cambridge. “The UK and the United States had particularly high levels of … Continue reading

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