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Oral History

Oral History Hansel and Gretel; märchenspiel (fairy tale) in three acts, music by Engelbert Humperdinck, libretto in German by Adelheid Wette after the fairy tale Hänsel und Gretel by the Brothers Grimm, directed and designed by Antony McDonald, orchestra conducted by Sebastian … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, December 2018

ENDNOTES, December 2018 Endnotes, December 2018; in this edition, orchestral works by Gerald Finzi and Kenneth Hesketh, reviewed by Stuart Millson The longing which infuses Vaughan Williams’s Fifth Symphony and the mysterious romanticism of John Ireland combine in the music of Gerald … Continue reading

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Let’s Mobilize Stone Throwers

Let’s Mobilize Stone Throwers By Ilana Mercer In the United States, even Customs and Border Protection apologizes for doing its job. CBP is supposed to “protect[s] the public from dangerous people and materials attempting to cross the border …” On … Continue reading

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The Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement

The Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement by Mark Wegierski It seemed, in the summer of 1987, that Brian Mulroney’s Progressive Conservative federal government was headed for one of the worst defeats in Canadian political history. In many of the 1986 and … Continue reading

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Rebarbarisation

Rebarbarisation Robert Gellately, The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich, Oxford University Press, New York, 2018, pp. 383, reviewed by Gregory Slysz The number of books on the Third Reich or the Second World War could fill several libraries. So … Continue reading

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Carmen Review – Dance of Death

Carmen Review – Dance of Death Carmen; opéra comique in three acts, music composed by Georges Bizet, conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson, libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy after Prosper Mérimée’s novella Carmen, directed by Barrie Kosky, Royal Opera 30th November 2018, … Continue reading

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The Left Wants America to go Borderless

The Left Wants America to go Borderless By Ilana Mercer That’s the law. Nothing can be done about it. And that’s the left-liberal reaction to any rational action to stop the stampede of uneducated and unruly masses toward and over the … Continue reading

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Joseph Bonomi’s Temple of Horus

Joseph Bonomi’s Temple of Horus By Bill Hartley Travelling west out of Leeds railway station the traveller can see three towers close to the tracks. They bring a touch of the Italian renaissance to a Yorkshire city and are all … Continue reading

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A Thought Experiment

A Thought Experiment By Mark Wegierski The thought-experiment is a recognized form of obtaining insight, even in the hard sciences. Aldous Huxley, who died on November 22, 1963, would probably have appreciated a hypothetical situation like the one below. Let … Continue reading

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Public Flogging, a Modest Proposal

Public Flogging, a Modest Proposal By Ilana Mercer In the title of his magisterial novel, Fyodor Dostoevsky paired “Crime and Punishment,” not crime and pardons, or crime and “Civics lessons,” amnesty and asylum. Punishment must closely follow a crime in order to … Continue reading

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