Category Archives: Current Affairs and Comment

Current Affairs and comment

Welcome to Canada

Welcome to Canada Mark Wegierski considers a Canadian cause célèbre Ten years ago, on October 14, 2007, Robert Dziekanski, a forty-year-old Polish immigrant to Canada, met his death at Vancouver Airport. Having arrived at the airport, he waited in the … Continue reading

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Canadian Conflict, a War Game Perspective

  Canadian Conflict, a War Game Perspective Mark Wegierski considers Canadian Civil War, first published 40 years ago Canadian ‘Civil War’: Separatism vs. Federalism in Modern Canada was a board wargame published in 1977 by Simulations Publications, Inc. (SPI), then … Continue reading

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Catalonia, on the Brink

Catalonia, on the Brink Gerry Dorrian considers the roots of the current crisis Political geography tends to fracture across historical fault lines. In 2015, the University of Oxford’s DNA map of Britain revealed the continuing existence of the millennium-old Landsker … Continue reading

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Today on Radio 4…

Today on Radio 4… Stuart Millson briefly forsakes the Third Programme and tunes in to a day of left-leaning bias on BBC Radio 4 Famous for programmes which have become “national treasures” such as The Archers, Desert Island Discs, Any … Continue reading

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Alt History

Alt History Mark Wegierski considers the science fiction subgenre of “counterfactual history” or uchronia It is important to note that alternative history pertains to events that are in the past at the time when the narrative is being written. So, for … Continue reading

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Canada, Matrix of Modernity, part 2

  Canada, Matrix of Modernity, part 2 Mark Wegierski continues his analysis An essay based on an English-language presentation read at the First Sir Thomas More Colloquium: ‘Diplomacy, Literature, Politics’, at the Akademia Polonijna (Polonia University) in Czestochowa, Poland, held … Continue reading

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Contention City

Contention City Bill Hartley, in a mythic landscape In Tombstone, none of the locals knew precisely where Contention City was. They’d all heard of it but even the otherwise helpful ladies at the information office were at a loss. In … Continue reading

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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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