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Current Affairs and comment

Covidus Interruptus, Part Two

Covidus Interruptus, Part Two by Ilana Mercer The managerial elites find themselves in a pickle. The coronavirus pandemic is a serious event. Members of a serious society treat it as such; they look out for one another—and they don’t flee … Continue reading

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Covidus Interruptus, part one

Covidus Interruptus, part one Ilana Mercer, beyond the pleasure principle Ideas about liberty, thankfully, have evolved. Egas Moniz, a Portuguese neurologist, received a Nobel Prize for performing lobotomies on his vulnerable, unconsenting psychiatric patients, or victims. Today, he is despised … Continue reading

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A Light, Shining in Darkness

A Light, Shining in Darkness Alexandra Popoff, Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2019, pp. ix-xi + pp. 1-326 + notes, photos, bibliography, index, ISBN 978-0-300-22278-4, reviewed by Frank Ellis I begin with … Continue reading

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Closely Observed Construction Sites

Closely Observed Construction Sites  Ilana Mercer digs deep  “Nothing unusual; its [sic] my jogging routine,” writes a Twitter user. His sarcastic words are appended to a doctored image of joggers running through a construction site, while Ahmaud Arbery loiters in the … Continue reading

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The Sick Man of Europe

The Sick Man of Europe By Stuart Millson, moonlighting again Engulfed by 220,000 Covid-19 infections and with a death toll to date of 32,000 souls, the United Kingdom has, in the current pandemic, truly become the “sick man of Europe” … Continue reading

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Cannibal Lecture

Cannibal Lecture Ilana Mercer on reparations Apartheid and the Atlantic slave trade have generated an endless, media-generated pretense of remorse, especially in America and Great Britain. Spectacle aside, the real motive is to define, and therefore control, the past by … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, May 2020

Endnotes, May 2020 In this edition: Bruckner’s Second Symphony, by Stuart Millson Anton Bruckner (1824-96), organist, Wagnerphile and symphonist, has come to represent the pure, almost naive spirit of late-romanticism. From his earliest days in the Catholic church, to the … Continue reading

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Walmart, with Missiles

Walmart, with Missiles Ilana Mercer, in hollowed out America On March 31, the number of Americans dead from Coronavirus stood at 3,900! A mere month on, at the time of writing, 63,801 Americans have perished. American deaths by Covid account … Continue reading

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Kiel Bill

Kiel Bill William Hartley, alone on a wide wide sea The Kiel Canal isn’t popular with ship’s crews, even though it cuts out a long haul around the Jutland Peninsula when entering the Baltic. A German pilot and helmsman come … Continue reading

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Lockdown: a Libertarian Perspective

Lockdown: a Libertarian Perspective by Ilana Mercer The other day I was running up a mountain. Two people were walking down it. I quickly crossed over, so as not to expirate over them. To my surprise, they thanked me profusely. … Continue reading

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