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The Dutch Hercules

  The Dutch Hercules The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2357 to 2471, translated by C. Fantazzi, annotated by J.M. Estes, University of Toronto Press (2016), Pp. xix, 391, ISBN 978 1 4426 4878 4. $180.00 (hb), reviewed by Darrell Sutton … Continue reading

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Wines, Ales and other Consumables

Wines, Ales and other Consumables Tested for you by Em Marshall-Luck Two excellent white wines and one top-notch red; a wine subscription service; some superb, predominantly Cornish, ales, and batch of foodie items – including a couple more subscription services … Continue reading

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They’re Rough

They’re Rough Hartley’s heroes, hangin’ tough Ranald Mackenzie (1840-89) was a general in the United States Army. His name is little known outside military history circles, unlike his contemporary, the hapless and incompetent General Custer. Despite losing his life and … Continue reading

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Broken Lion

Broken Lion Otello; dramma lirico in four acts, music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Arrigo Boito, after the play by William Shakespeare, conductor Antonio Pappano, director Keith Warner, Royal Opera, 10th July 2017, reviewed by Leslie Jones As Roberta Montemorra … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 9th July 2017

ENDNOTES, 8th July 2017 In this edition: Beethoven and Liszt in Kent; Busoni from Chandos;  Sterndale Bennett and Schumann on the Artalinna label, reviewed by Stuart Millson The Pilsdon Barn next to St. Mary’s Abbey in the mid-Kent community of The … Continue reading

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Canada, Matrix of Modernity

Canada, Matrix of Modernity  On the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation, Mark Wegierski considers the emergence of the “managerial-therapeutic regime” The Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary) of Canadian Confederation is being celebrated in 2017 (July 1). Nevertheless, it is clear that Canada today … Continue reading

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Enlightened Despots

Enlightened Despots Leslie Jones enjoys a compelling analysis Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics & American Economics in the Progressive Era, Thomas C. Leonard, Princeton University Press, Princeton & Oxford, 2016, 250 pp., reviewed by Leslie Jones In Illiberal Reformers, economic historian … Continue reading

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Brexit is Britain’s Independence Day

Brexit is Britain’s Independence Day Stephen Michael MacLean discerns ‘the end of the beginning’ Independence Day. That was Boris Johnson’s description of June 23rd last year, as he and fellow Leave campaigners canvassed the United Kingdom for Brexit, making the … Continue reading

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Spengler, Lite

Spengler, Lite The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam, Douglas Murray, 2017, Bloomsbury, Hardback, 335pp., £18.99; reviews by Ed Dutton and Adam J Young Murray’s dissection of Western Europe’s death wish is written as though we are looking back … Continue reading

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Canada – the Case for Conservatism

Canada – the Case for Conservatism Another piece by Mark Wegierski to mark the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation Given the disparity in resources between small-c conservatives and left-liberals in Canada, the situation of conservatism sometimes seems virtually hopeless. What traditionalists … Continue reading

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