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Law and Order Unites Main Street

Law and Order Unites Main Street by Ilana Mercer The book In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action has become emblematic of the times we’re living through. Its “thesis” is that looting is “joyous” and can produce … Continue reading

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Ganging up on London

Ganging up on London Gangs of London, Sky Atlantic, series one, directed by Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery, 2020, reviewed by AR Kneen ‘You could build an empire; you could be a king’ – so Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney) informs … Continue reading

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Tricoteurs Occupy Bowes Museum

Tricoteurs Occupy Bowes Museum by Bill Hartley Barnard Castle has an earlier claim to fame. It’s the home of the Bowes Museum, incongruously perched on a valley side in what looks like a huge French chateau. In the nineteenth century, … Continue reading

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Critical Race Theory Transcends Reality

Critical Race Theory Transcends Reality by Ilana Mercer Inciting racial hatred against whites is all in a day’s work on CNN. It devolves into a more festive affair when a celebrity like DL Hughley joins the network’s conga-line of cretins. … Continue reading

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Arguing with Racists

Letter to the Editor: Arguing with Racists Sir   The transformation of the Eugenics Education Society into the Galton Institute has not been as radical as the “political correction” of the Royal Anthropological Institute, let alone the Institute of Race Relations. … Continue reading

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Cesare Bourgeois

Cesare Bourgeois John Gooch, Mussolini’s War: Fascist Italy from Triumph to Collapse, 1935-1943, Allen Lane, London, 2020, maps, illustrations, bibliography, notes, index, pp.vii-xxiv + pp.1-410, ISBN 978-0-241-18570-4, review essay by Frank Ellis Fidarsi è bene, ma non fidarsi è meglio … Continue reading

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All over it, like White on Rice

All over it, like White on Rice Ilana Mercer critiques Critical Race Theory Critical Race Theory is the supposedly “remedial” lens through which America’s race reality is refracted. Look hard enough and the need for this theoretical concoction becomes abundantly … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, September 2020

ENDNOTES, September 2020 In this edition: as the BBC reinstates ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ to the Proms season finale, Stuart Millson recalls the Last Night of the Proms, 1982 Back in the days of Sir Malcolm Sargent, Basil Cameron … Continue reading

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When Kyle Came to Kenosha

When Kyle Came to Kenosha Ilana Mercer, from embattled America Having done an about face against rioting, the sanctimonious Don Lemon, at CNN, giggled and smirked his way through a segment about “racist” white suburbanites, who imagined any decent rioter would … Continue reading

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The Knee on Floyd’s Neck

The Knee on Floyd’s Neck Ilana Mercer, on racism and law Racism consists of impolite thoughts and words. If that’s what racism is, then the knee on George Floyd’s neck does not constitute racism. On the facts, the knee on … Continue reading

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