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Review of Werther

Review of Werther by Leslie Jones Werther, drame lyrique in four acts, music by Jules Massenet, libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet and George Hartmann, after Goethe’s novel Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers, orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by … Continue reading

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White-Hating Politics

White-Hating Politics By Ilana Mercer  In “It’s Not ‘Identity Politics,’ It’s Anti-White Politics,” I questioned whether the term “identity politics” vaguely comports with our racial politics on terra firma. The answer was a resounding “no.” For, “Whatever is convulsing the … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor, 20th September

Letter to the Editor, 20th September SIR In Westminster and in Bruxelles, the song remains the same. Our “true” values are “tolerance” and “an open door” to anyone who wants to settle here. On Friday 13th September 2019, accordingly, The Daily Telegraph published … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, September 2019

ENDNOTES, September 2019 Stuart Millson on the film music of Lord Berners In 1944, the directors at Ealing Studios (Basil Dearden, Alberto Cavalcanti and Michael Balcon) were working on a new production, The Halfway House– a story set mainly in … Continue reading

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Scents and Sensibility

Scents and Sensibility Don Giovanni; Ossia Il Dissoluto Punito, opera buffa in two acts, music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, a further revival of the 2014 production, conducted by Hartmut Haenchen, directed by Kasper Holten, Royal … Continue reading

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White Guilt and Christianity

White Guilt and Christianity By Ilana Mercer Is white guilt a Christian affliction? Edward Gibbon would probably have said so. In “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” 12 volumes, 1776, he saddled nascent Christianity with … Continue reading

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Blake, Envisioned

Blake, Envisioned William Blake, an exhibition, Tate Britain, 11th Sept 2019 to 2nd Feb 2020 William Blake, by Martin Myrone & Amy Concannon, Tate, 2019, reviewed by Leslie Jones William Blake was born in London, on 28th November 1757, at … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor  SIR – How should Boris Johnson deal with the Bill which requires that he seek a further extension from the EU, expected to be on the Statute Book by Monday 9th September? When asked “What will … Continue reading

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Kubrick’s Final Film

Kubrick’s Final Film Ilana Mercer grabs more shut-eye Stanley Kubrick’s farewell film, Eyes Wide Shut, has turned 20. I reviewed it for a Canadian newspaper on August 9, 1999, and found it not only pretentious and overrated, but something of a … Continue reading

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Labour Day

Labour Day  Mark Wegierski returns to class In Canada and the United States, the holiday honouring workers and the union movement is celebrated on the first Monday of September, as Labour Day, to avoid the radical connotations of May Day. … Continue reading

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