Author Archives: Guest Author

Guest Post: Riccardo Bosi – Knowledge Dispels Fear Part 3 – Know Your Enemy and Know Yourself

The heroes of history and poetry may be cruel, violent, self-seeking, ruthless, intemperate, and unjust, but they were never cowards. They do not falter or give way. They do not despair in the face of almost hopeless odds. They have … Continue reading

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From the threads: Gavin R Putland replies to John Adams

The reverse onus of proof for drug possession is contrary to the rule of law and therefore unconstitutional in all jurisdictions The existence of a constitution, written or unwritten, presupposes the rule of law and therefore renders unconstitutional any attempt, … Continue reading

Posted in Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 19 Comments

Guest Post: Allan Hird – WADA and the Russians

In the last few days there has been a calculated attempt to portray WADA as some sort of white knight attempting to protect world sport from the ‘evil’ Russians only to be thwarted by the international Olympic Committee. Even our … Continue reading

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Cross Post: John Adams – Time to consider the death penalty for drug dealers

Australia requires a radically new approach in waging the war on drugs. Despite the government’s best efforts, Australia is currently awash with illegal narcotics and Australians have globally the highest or close to the highest per capita illicit drug usage … Continue reading

Posted in Cross Post, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 190 Comments

Peter Thiel at the Republican Convention

Good evening. I’m Peter Thiel. I build companies and I’m supporting people who are building new things, from social networks to rocket ships. I’m not a politician. But neither is Donald Trump. He is a builder, and it’s time to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Stephen Dawson – @Nero

As I’m sure everyone knows, @Nero — aka Milo Yiannopoulos — has been banned by Twitter. @Nero is intentionally outrageous, and egregiously rude about and to those he opposes. So, naturally, he was rude to some of the stars of … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Post, Hypocrisy of progressives | 40 Comments

Guest Post: Stephen Dawson – Second guessing

There has been a fair bit of criticism of the unnamed policeman on the stand at the Lindt Cafe siege enquiry inquest for saying that hostage taker Man Monis ‘had the same rights as anyone else’, not least here. Was … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Post, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 165 Comments

Cross Post: John Adams – The hard right is too split to split

Despite the current euphoria, the success of Australian conservatism as a distinctive political force will be limited by its own lack of intellectual and policy depth. Conservatives across Australia are buoyed by the federal election outcome, which saw a record … Continue reading

Posted in Cross Post, Politics | 113 Comments

Cross Post: Nigel Cory – Roving Government “Bandits” Pillaging and Stealing Intellectual Property Need to Be Confronted by “Gunboat” Nations

A number of countries see cutting-edge intellectual property, especially for life sciences and high-tech goods, much like a predatory bandit saw trade caravans in centuries past—as something there to be raided and plundered. As trade and economic activity becomes more … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Innovation, Market Economy | 8 Comments

Guest Post: Philippa Martyr – The Potential Greatness Deadline – 15 September 2017

I have been a consistent critic of Malcolm Turnbull pretty much from Day 1. For those of you who are curious, Day 1 was when I woke up in London on Monday 14 September 2015 to find that I had … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 election, Guest Post | 136 Comments