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Current Affairs and comment

U.S. Business Itching to Import Cheap Labor

U.S. Business Itching to Import Cheap Labor By Ilana Mercer Adroitly, President Trump has optimized outcomes for the American Worker. His is a labor market like no other. Long overdue in the U.S., a labor market should be one in … Continue reading

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The English Civil War, part 2

The English Civil War, part 2 By Mark Wegierski All the aforementioned religious, dynastic, political, social, economic and ethnic tensions flared into armed conflict in the English Civil War. The term “English” is, however, misleading: although the primary focus of … Continue reading

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Bob Woodward’s Yellow Journalism

Bob Woodward’s Yellow Journalism  By Ilana Mercer It takes no time at all. You listen to Bob Woodward’s halting speech. You read his lumpen prose, and you get right away what undergirds his Trump-phobic tome, Fear: Trump in the White … Continue reading

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Apartheid, in Perspective, 2

Apartheid, in Perspective, 2 By Ilana Mercer Monomaniacal Westerners—they have one thing on their minds: it begins with an “R”—have come to think and speak of apartheid as a theory of white supremacy. It was not. The policy of “separate … Continue reading

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Afua-centrism

Afua-centrism  Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging, Afua Hirsch, Jonathan Cape, 2018, pp 318, reviewed by Bill Hartley What is it like to be the descendant of immigrants to Great Britain? Such a person may never have visited the home … Continue reading

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Lament for a Nation

  Lament for a Nation By Mark Wegierski George Parkin Grant (1918-1988) was Canada’s leading traditionalist philosopher. The main expression of George Grant’s thought occurs in four major books: Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism (1965), Technology and … Continue reading

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Apartheid, in Perspective, 1

  Apartheid, in Perspective, 1 Essay in two parts, by Ilana Mercer In a recent translation of Tacitus’ Annals, the question was raised as to whether “there were any ‘nations’ in antiquity other than the Jews.” Upon reflection, one suspects that … Continue reading

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Eisner’s Choice – Reform or Revolution?

Eisner’s Choice – Reform or Revolution? Kurt Eisner, a Modern Life, Albert Earle Gurganus, Camden House, 2018, HB, 576 pp., reviewed by LESLIE JONES Kurt Eisner, a Modern Life, is a fitting title for this compelling biography of the campaigning journalist … Continue reading

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An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls   by Bill Hartley An inspection report into HM Prison Birmingham was released on August 16th. What the inspectors found made the front pages of several newspapers. It illustrates the short corporate memory of Prison Service Headquarters and … Continue reading

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Land “Reform” in South Africa

Land “Reform” in South Africa by Ilana Mercer He who believes he has a right to another man’s property ought to produce proof that he is its rightful owner. “As the old legal adage goes, ‘Possession is nine-tenths of the law,’ … Continue reading

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