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Current Affairs and comment

Bastille Day equals Brexit Day

Bastille Day equals Brexit Day Stephen MacLean highlights the Remainers’ fear of freedom Freedom lovers around the world celebrate Bastille Day (14th July) in recognition of the rights of man and ‘liberté, égalité, fraternité’. As many on the Continent believe, … Continue reading

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We Cannot Escape History

We Cannot Escape History Mark Wegierski contrasts American and Canadian Conservatism  [An article based on a presentation read at the “Conservatism: Made in USA” Conference, held at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, on April 28, 2010] America … Continue reading

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They’re Rough

They’re Rough Hartley’s heroes, hangin’ tough Ranald Mackenzie (1840-89) was a general in the United States Army. His name is little known outside military history circles, unlike his contemporary, the hapless and incompetent General Custer. Despite losing his life and … Continue reading

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Canada, Matrix of Modernity

Canada, Matrix of Modernity  On the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation, Mark Wegierski considers the emergence of the “managerial-therapeutic regime” The Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary) of Canadian Confederation is being celebrated in 2017 (July 1). Nevertheless, it is clear that Canada today … Continue reading

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Brexit is Britain’s Independence Day

Brexit is Britain’s Independence Day Stephen Michael MacLean discerns ‘the end of the beginning’ Independence Day. That was Boris Johnson’s description of June 23rd last year, as he and fellow Leave campaigners canvassed the United Kingdom for Brexit, making the … Continue reading

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Spengler, Lite

Spengler, Lite The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam, Douglas Murray, 2017, Bloomsbury, Hardback, 335pp., £18.99; reviews by Ed Dutton and Adam J Young Murray’s dissection of Western Europe’s death wish is written as though we are looking back … Continue reading

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Canada – the Case for Conservatism

Canada – the Case for Conservatism Another piece by Mark Wegierski to mark the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation Given the disparity in resources between small-c conservatives and left-liberals in Canada, the situation of conservatism sometimes seems virtually hopeless. What traditionalists … Continue reading

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Open Cast, Closed Mind

Open Cast, Closed Mind     Bill Hartley identifies an unholy alliance Last month a public enquiry convened at Kingston Park the home of Newcastle Rugby Club. Some time ago Northumberland County Council granted planning permission for Banks Mining to start … Continue reading

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Mass Immigration and its Critics

Mass Immigration and its Critics The Effects of Mass Immigration on Canadian Living Standards and Society, edited by Herbert Grubel, Vancouver, Fraser Institute, 2009, CAN$19.95, xxvi + 236 pp., ISBN 978-0-88975-246-7, reviewed by Mark Wegierski, to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of … Continue reading

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Race, evolution and intelligence

Race, Evolution and Intelligence Paul Dachslager reviews Richard Lynn’s chef-d’oeuvre  Race Differences in Intelligence: An Evolutionary Analysis, Richard Lynn, second revised edition, 2015, Washington Summit Publishers, Athens, GA, reviewed by Dr Paul Dachslager This second, revised edition of Richard Lynn’s … Continue reading

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