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Oedipe

Oedipe The Royal Opera House, Oedipe by George Enescu, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Leo Hussain, directed by Álex Ollé and Valentina Carrasco, 23rd May 2016, reviewed by Leslie Jones Igor Stravinsky’s Opera-oratorio Oedipus Rex is focused on the … Continue reading

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Left-Liberalism’s Homo-Eroticism

Left-Liberalism’s Homo-Eroticism Ilana Mercer highlights the left’s moral masochism A Norwegian man was raped by a Somali asylum seeker. The last term—Somali asylum seeker—is something of a contradiction like the first (Norwegian man). The asylum-seeker honorific is given to practically … Continue reading

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Everything and more

Everything and more Margaret Thatcher, the Authorised Biography, Everything she Wants, by Charles Moore, Allen Lane, ISBN 978-0-713-99288-5 Angela Ellis-Jones reviews the second volume of the definitive biography of Margaret Thatcher This is the second volume of Charles Moore’s projected … Continue reading

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Traditionalism and Ecology

Traditionalism and Ecology  Timely reflections from Mark Wegierski, on Earth Day, 2016 This is a sketch of a synthesis of ecological issues with notions of culture and tradition. What are some of the affinities between traditionalist and ecological thinking? The United … Continue reading

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Die Liebe der Danae

Die Liebe der Danae Die Liebe der Danae, Richard Strauss, Deutsche Oper Berlin, April 2016. Director Kirsten Harms, Das Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin conducted by Sebastian Weigle. Reviewed by Tony Cooper German soprano, Manuela Uhl – who delivered a … Continue reading

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High Priestess of Paleolibertarianism

High Priestess of Paleolibertarianism Ilana Mercer gets personal The reader should know that I cringe as I write this first-person account. Why the disclaimer? Opinion differs about how often to use the first person pronoun in various genres of writing. … Continue reading

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Salome, Richard Strauss

Salome, Richard Strauss Salome, Richard Strauss, Deutsche Oper Berlin, April 2016. Director Claus Guth (revival director: William Robertson), Das Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin conducted by Alain Altinoglu. Reviewed by Tony Cooper First performed at the Hofoper, Dresden, in 1905, … Continue reading

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Forth on the Godly Seas

Forth on the Godly Seas Darrell Sutton considers new translations of timeless texts Barry Powell, Homer: The Odyssey (Oxford U. Press, 2014), xxv, pp 459 Peter Green, The Iliad: A New Translation (U. of California Press, 2015), xvi, pp 592 … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading – Jonathan M. Paquette

What We’re Reading In a new seasonal feature, QR writers and readers tell us what’s on their summer reading lists. This time – JONATHAN M. PAQUETTE British History Cecil, Gwendolen. Life of Robert, Marquis of Salisbury. London: Hodder and Stoughton, … Continue reading

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Classic QR – the original 1848 review of Vanity Fair

Classic QR – the original 1848 review of  Vanity Fair EDITOR’S NOTE: This article by “Elizabeth Rigby” (I am unsure whether this is a real person or just a nom de plume) appeared in the December 1848 edition of the … Continue reading

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