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Visiting the People’s Republic of Poland

Visiting the People’s Republic of Poland by Mark Wegierski The founding date of the People’s Republic of Poland (Polish acronym: PRL) is considered to be July 22, 1944, when the so-called Lublin Manifesto was issued. The PRL in its foundation … Continue reading

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In Search of Canadian Identity

In Search of Canadian Identity  by Mark Wegierski Canada, which Pat Buchanan once called a “Soviet Canuckistan”, has serious problems combating the ceaseless self-undermining of its military forces and traditions. But it is also having a difficult time defining a … Continue reading

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Victorian Values

Victorian Values by Bill Hartley In May of this year the Guardian featured a story about feminist author Naomi Wolf who had recently published a book called Outrages. The book has been described as ‘the dramatic, buried history of how nineteenth … Continue reading

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Driven to Blackface?

Driven to Blackface? by Ilana Mercer Nkechi Diallo was recently charged with welfare fraud in Spokane, Washington State. Back in 2015, Diallo was better known as Rachel Dolezal. She has since rechristened herself. Rachel Dolezal, if you’re from Deep Space, is … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, July 2019

  ENDNOTES, July 2019 A great conductor at 90, by Stuart Millson A packed auditorium, whether in London, Amsterdam, Boston, Berlin or Chicago and sustained applause which continues for much longer than is usual – the chances are that the … Continue reading

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Topsy-Turvy

Topsy-Turvy  Review of La Fille du Régiment, Opéra Comique in two acts, music by Gaetano Donizetti, libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges & Jean-François-Alfred Bayard, conducted by Evelino Pidò, directed by Laurent Pelly, fourth revival of the 2007 production, Royal Opera … Continue reading

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Ivanka the Terrible, Part 2

Ivanka the Terrible, Part 2 by Ilana Mercer It’s obvious who the odd one out is in this embarrassing clip of Ivanka at the G20 Summit. Allow me to set the scene: Two mature women are in the thick of a … Continue reading

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Twitter Block

Twitter Block By Ilana Mercer Twice have the censors at Twitter kicked me off their anything-but-neutral platform. When these arbiters of right and wrong periodically block my Twitter account, visitors to the site will be greeted with a stark warning: “Caution. … Continue reading

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Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety Carmen, Opéra Comique in three acts, music composed by Georges Bizet, libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy after Prosper Mérimée’s 1845 novella Carmen, revival of the 2018 Royal Opera Production, directed by Barrie Kosky, conducted by Julia … Continue reading

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The Fukuyama Thesis, Thirty Years On

The Fukuyama Thesis, Thirty Years On by Mark Wegierski Initial drafts of this response to Fukuyama’s article go back to November 1989. Francis Fukuyama, ‘The End of History?’, The National Interest no 16 (Summer 1989), pp. 3-1; and Alan Bloom, et al. ‘Responses … Continue reading

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