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Current Affairs and comment

Ivanka the Terrible, Part 2

Ivanka the Terrible, Part 2 by Ilana Mercer It’s obvious who the odd one out is in this embarrassing clip of Ivanka at the G20 Summit. Allow me to set the scene: Two mature women are in the thick of a … Continue reading

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The Fukuyama Thesis, Thirty Years On

The Fukuyama Thesis, Thirty Years On by Mark Wegierski Initial drafts of this response to Fukuyama’s article go back to November 1989. Francis Fukuyama, ‘The End of History?’, The National Interest no 16 (Summer 1989), pp. 3-1; and Alan Bloom, et al. ‘Responses … Continue reading

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Leaving Sneddonland

Leaving Sneddonland On Michael Jackson, Margo Jefferson, Granta, £9.99, reviewed by Stoddard Martin It is unfortunate, if perhaps inevitable, that great creators, not least of music, should morph into personalities to be analysed to death, or beyond. Mozart, Beethoven and Wagner … Continue reading

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Trump Barters for Borders – and Wins

Trump Barters for Borders – and Wins by Ilana Mercer If President Trump doesn’t waver, his border deal with Mexico will be a victory. The Mexicans have agreed to quit serving as conduits to hundreds of thousands of central Americans … Continue reading

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Eternal Recurrence

Eternal Recurrence Superior: The Return of Race Science, Angela Saini, 4thEstate, 2019, 342pp, reviewed by Ed Dutton Angela Saini can skilfully encapsulate her subject in a striking yet poignant image, so that the reader feels what this Guardian journalist wants … Continue reading

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In the Court of King Coal

In the Court of King Coal Bill Hartley considers a brace of pioneers Posterity hasn’t left John Buddle (1773-1843) a household name like his contemporary George Stephenson yet when he died it was said that his funeral procession stretched for … Continue reading

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You Are Who You Ate

You Are Who You Ate by Ilana Mercer  South Africa – the case for inter-racial reparations Donald R. Morris’s epic tome, The Washing of the Spears: The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation, is the indispensable guide to Zulu history. … Continue reading

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Kushner Packs Unicorns and Rainbows

Kushner Packs Unicorns and Rainbows by Ilana Mercer Jared Kushner couldn’t stare down a foe even if his wife, Ivanka Trump, held his soft, lily-white hand. Yet a May 22, McClatchy article claimed Mr. Kushner was fixing to “stare down … Continue reading

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Visas for “The Brilliant” is Code for Replacing You

Visas for “The Brilliant” is Code for Replacing You by Ilana Mercer “The U.S. government discriminates ‘against genius’ and ‘brilliance’ with its immigration system,” asserted President Trump, as he rolled out Jared Kushner’s immigration plan. The president has insisted that “companies … Continue reading

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Muslims are Reading the Bible Again

Muslims are Reading the Bible Again Gabriel Said Reynolds, The Quran & the Bible: Text and Commentary, Yale University Press, 2018, Pp. xviii, 1008, reviewed by Darrell Sutton The decline of Christianity in the West has not impeded the continuous surge … Continue reading

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