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Current Affairs and comment

Who are You?

Who are You? Identity: the Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, Francis Fukuyama, Profile Books, London, 2018, 218 pp., reviewed by Leslie Jones According to sociologist Francis Fukuyama, identity politics can sometimes be “a natural and inevitable response … Continue reading

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Brexit – Crunch Time

Brexit – Crunch Time by Stuart Millson Despite a rash of remain-inspired parliamentary motions, an all-out media assault against our withdrawal from the EU, and the prospect of a postponement of our leave date, the wheels of change are turning … Continue reading

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Kamala’s Values Cudgel

Kamala’s Values Cudgel by Ilana Mercer Sen. Kamala Harris talks a lot about “our American values.” Ditto the other female candidates who’ve declared for president in the busy Democratic field. “Our American values are under attack,” Harris has tweeted. “Babies … Continue reading

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They Shall not Grow Old

They Shall not Grow Old A film directed by Peter Jackson, reviewed by Robert Henderson This is a unique film in terms of its making. Peter Jackson has taken contemporary footage from the First World War and coloured the original … Continue reading

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Ivanka the Terrible

Ivanka the Terrible by Ilana Mercer Donald Trump went into a gathering of special interests, on March 6. It comprised Goldman-Sachs Democrat Ivanka Trump, American multinational CEOs like Apple’s Tim Cook and assorted Chamber of Commerce lobbyists. The president of the United … Continue reading

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Water, in the Leader’s Vision

Water, in the Leader’s Vision by Bill Hartley                                                                             There is something reassuring about absolute monarchy. For one thing, the English language newspaper Muscat Daily is free of the usual political discourse. Coming from a Brexit obsessed Britain, this is no bad … Continue reading

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Crisis 2000: Insurrection in the United States!

Crisis 2000: Insurrection in the United States!  by Mark Wegierski Magazine: GameFix: The Forum of Ideas (Sacramento, California: Game Publications Group) no 2, November 1994 Game: Crisis 2000: Insurrection in the United States! enclosed in GameFix The subtitle The Forum of Ideas was dropped … Continue reading

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Anti-White Politics?

Anti-White Politics? by Ilana Mercer Every time a manifestly racist, anti-white event goes down, which is frequently, conservative media call it “identity politics” as in “The left is playing identity politics.” Whatever is convulsing the country, it’s not identity politics. … Continue reading

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22 July

22 July Film (2018) directed by Paul Greengrass, reviewed by Robert Henderson Having adopted the disguise of a policeman, on 22 July 2011 Anders Breivik exploded a bomb near a government building in the Norwegian capital Oslo, killing eight people. He … Continue reading

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Lara Logan, Touting

Lara Logan, Touting By IIana Mercer In 2018, Lara Logan left her perch as foreign correspondent for CBS’s “highest-rated, most profitable and best-known program, ‘60 Minutes.’” She is currently doing the rounds, assuaging ‘conservative’ media’s appetite for celebrity. The latter have … Continue reading

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