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Current Affairs and comment

ENDNOTES, April 2019

ENDNOTES, April 2019  by Stuart Millson In this edition: musical meditations on death and national decline From Chandos records, come two less-frequently-performed masterpieces by the doyen of English music, Sir Edward Elgar: The Music Makers (written in 1912) and The Spirit … Continue reading

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Fake Intel runs through it

Fake Intel runs through it by Ilana Mercer No, the moral of the Mueller inquisition is not that the Left is incorrigibly corrupt and morally and intellectually bankrupt, although this is certainly true. And, no. It’s not that the Republicans are … Continue reading

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Detention Deficit Disorder

Detention Deficit Disorder by Bill Hartley In 2016, I wrote an article about detention centres. This was prompted by Operation Seabrook, Durham Constabulary’s investigation into allegations of abuse at Medomsley, the former detention centre in County Durham which closed in … Continue reading

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Mulling it Over

Mulling it Over Review of Hinterland by Chris Mullin, Profile Books, 2017, ISBN 978 1 78125 606 0, reviewed by Monty Skew Some political memoirs are dull. Not so A View from the Foothills, a frank and self-deprecating diary (the first of … Continue reading

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Presbyterians, Preparing for Battle

Presbyterians, Preparing for Battle Jeffrey S. McDonald, John Gerstner and the Renewal of Presbyterian and Reformed Evangelicalism in Modern America, Pickwick, 2017, Pp. 263, reviewed by Darrell Sutton John Knox (1514-1572), one of the founding fathers of Protestantism, did not eschew controversy. … Continue reading

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TV Tarts: Cringe Factor

TV Tarts: Cringe Factor By Ilana Mercer It takes a foreign correspondent planted amid our White House Press Corps to highlight the latter’s dysfunction. During a presser with “Trump of the Tropics”—Brazil’s visiting prime minister, Jair Bolsonaro—a Brazilian lass distinguished … Continue reading

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Van Gogh and Britain

Van Gogh and Britain Van Gogh and Britain, Tate Britain, 27th March 2019, exhibition curated by Carol Jacobi Van Gogh and Britain, edited by Carol Jacobi, Tate Publishing, London, 2019, 240 pp Reviewed by Leslie Jones From 1873-1876, Van Gogh … Continue reading

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Harridans Orchestrate Witch Hunts

Harridans Orchestrate Witch Hunts, Ilana Mercer slams #MeToo The particular CNN segment I was watching concerned Fox News personality Tucker Carlson. It was meant to help terminate the controversial anchor’s career. The sourpuss, dressed in marigold yellow, who was presiding … Continue reading

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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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