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Current Affairs and comment

Multiculturalism gives Whites the Elbow

Multiculturalism gives Whites the Elbow by Ilana Mercer America is “a society that is and always has been multiethnic and polyglot,” burbled David Frum, in a 2016 exposition. It’s a refrain repeated by centrists like David French, by lefties and … Continue reading

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Silver Scream

Silver Scream Bill Hartley, on the retirement-community racket On a busy urban road near where I live stand a pair of heavy duty iron gates set into a high brick wall. This defensive perimeter has the feel of an institution … Continue reading

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Learn before you Lead

Learn before you Lead Ilana Mercer tutors young conservatives To judge by their writing, the youngsters who’ve been given the run of the conservative op-ed pages, pixelated and printed, know little about how socialism differs from capitalism. To their credit, … Continue reading

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Texas Sings the Blues

Texas Sings the Blues  Ilana Mercer does demography Democrats, reports the Economist, “think they might win Texas in 2020.” Demographers, being mostly Democrats, credit Donald Trump. One of them, he’s from Rice University in Houston, claimed that Trump was the “worst … Continue reading

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“Hitler’s Holocaust” – made in Britain?

“Hitler’s Holocaust” – made in Britain? David Ashton reviews a TV agitflop On 3 and 10 October, BBC4 showcased Science’s Greatest Scandal, a two-parter, which claimed that Englishmen initiated the “shocking” beliefs that “drove” the mass-murder of the Jews (Radio Times). … Continue reading

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The British Aristocracy, a Retrospect

The British Aristocracy, a Retrospect Entitled: a Critical History of the British Aristocracy, Chris Bryant, 2017, Transworld Penguin, ISBN 9780857523167, reviewed by Monty Skew Chris Bryant is a privately educated, former Anglican priest, once a Conservative Party supporter, who subsequently became MP for the Rhondda, one … Continue reading

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Democracy makes us Dumb

Democracy makes us Dumb by Ilana Mercer From the riffs of outrage coming from the Democrats and their demos over “our democracy” betrayed, infiltrated even destroyed—you’d never know that a rich vein of thinking in opposition to democracy runs through … Continue reading

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Canadian Thanksgiving, 2019

Canadian Thanksgiving, 2019 Mark Wegierski dissects Canada’s prosperity  Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October. Canada is certainly a country which has been blessed with great material bounty. However, in these troubled times, some somber reflections seem appropriate. … Continue reading

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Homeless in Seattle, Part 2

Homeless in Seattle, Part 2 Ilana Mercer shows how high-tech sucks the soul from the city Trust the late Anthony Bourdain, the Kerouac of cooking, to blurt out the truth when nobody else would. Following his Jack Kerouac wanderlust, Bourdain had … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

Blessed are the Peacemakers Lansdowne; The Last Great Whig, Simon Kerry, Unicorn, 398pp, 2017, ISBN  978-1-910787-95-3, reviewed by Angela Ellis-Jones This biography of Lord Lansdowne, one of late Victorian and Edwardian Britain’s most distinguished people, is written by the subject’s … Continue reading

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