Category Archives: Current Affairs and Comment

Current Affairs and comment

Bring in the Feds!

Bring in the Feds! For Ilana Mercer, protection of natural rights trumps states’ rights America circa 2020 continues to erupt in riots, spurred by the death-by-cop of George Floyd. The violence is qualitatively different to that which roiled the U.S. … Continue reading

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Against the Wind

Against the Wind Memoirs of a Dissident Psychologist, Richard Lynn, Ulster Institute for Social Research, 2020, reviewed by Ed Dutton  At 90 years of age, Richard Lynn is the doyen of differential psychology. His findings on national and race differences … Continue reading

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Woke – Curse of the Thinking Classes

Woke – Curse of the Thinking Classes Ilana Mercer on the enemy within They’re unwilling to defend true dissidents, but Beltway lite libertarians and Con Inkers are forever genuflecting to privileged legacy journalists, who can afford to voluntarily leave their … Continue reading

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Fake History, from the EU

Fake History, from the EU William Hartley has iron in the soul In 1999, recognising there was no single event which shaped the European landscape greater than the Industrial Revolution, Britain, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands applied for EU funding … Continue reading

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When “Col. Mike” met the “Mercerator”

When “Col. Mike” met the “Mercerator”  Ilana Mercer, back on the air On July 2, 2020, with my favorite radio broadcaster, “Col. Mike”, of the John Fredericks Show, syndicated out of Virginia, for a wide-ranging discussion of the issues of … Continue reading

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Fear of Frying

Fear of Frying Dresden, the Fire and the Darkness, Sinclair McKay, Viking (imprint of Penguin Books), 2020, reviewed by Leslie Jones “Man is at bottom a savage, horrible beast”, Arthur Schopenhauer Historian James Holland, a ubiquitous presence on television programmes … Continue reading

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The Failure of Canadian Conservatism

The Failure of Canadian Conservatism Mark Wegierski, writing on the 153rd anniversary of Canadian Confederation This essay is partially based on Mark Wegierski’s paper, ‘An Ineluctable Direction of Progressive Development?: The Ongoing Failure of the Right in Canada’ (read by … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Writer in an Age of Mediocrity

A Writer’s Writer in an Age of Mediocrity Ilana Mercer on H.L. Mencken H.L. Mencken, a contrarian polemicist and consummate critic, who wrote prolifically from 1899 until 1948, may no longer seem relevant, but the fault would not be his. … Continue reading

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Love in a Covid Climate

Love in a Covid Climate  by Ilana Mercer, spellbound There was a reason why this expatriate missed Canada of late. In particular, the every-day normalcy of its local CTV News. Often so apolitical, Canadians are always less eager to feature … Continue reading

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Embattled Monuments

Embattled Monuments Ilana Mercer, contra “kerns and gallowglasses”  Steve Hilton is a Briton who anchors a current-affairs show on Fox News. Mr. Hilton made the following feeble, snowflake’s case for the removal of the nation’s historically offensive statues: It’s offensive … Continue reading

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