Category Archives: civil society

Statement by His Eminence George Cardinal Pell AC

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My restrictions are bigger than your re-dick-ions, er, restrictions

A combination of insecurity and the safety of numbers (for leaders) is driving shutdown hysterics    John Keiger in US Spectator: France’s downward spiral of coronavirus repression. But the governing class is uncomfortable. They appear to have believed other states would … Continue reading

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Henry Kissinger on the liberal world order

Third, safeguard the principles of the liberal world order. The founding legend of modern government is a walled city protected by powerful rulers, sometimes despotic, other times benevolent, yet always strong enough to protect the people from an external enemy. … Continue reading

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Mises on Society

SOCIETY is concerted action, cooperation. Society is the outcome of conscious and purposeful behavior. This does not mean that individuals have concluded contracts by virtue of which they have founded human society. The actions which have brought about social cooperation … Continue reading

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Yuval Noah Harari on the world after COVID-19

Yuval Noah Harari is one of my favourite philosopher-historians.  I highly recommend his books Sapiens and Homo Deus. If you have read those two books, you don’t need to read 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Here he is writing in … Continue reading

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“Gatherings” of two banned in the UK

Minister: ‘People You Love May Die’ Unless You Stay Home. They’re still going to die but the chances they’ll die of coronavirus are too low to excuse Nazism.

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The most socially isolated man in Australia

THERE are hardly any sane, intellectually substantive people in either Australia or the world who believe there is any truth in the rigged and utterly preposterous charges brought against George Pell. It is a nutter’s travesty that has embarrassed the … Continue reading

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What is this “National Cabinet”?

So the “National Cabinet” imposed draconian measures yesterday on Australian to lesson the further spear of the Covid-19 virus.  Not just me saying “draconian” – I think both Scott Morrison and the federal Chief Medical Officer nearly said that word … Continue reading

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If you think the soldiers at Gallipoli were brave …

… I’ve just come back from shopping on the high street! I may be providing advice on how to keep the economy from as deep a disaster as it might still be, but I am also a near complete sceptic … Continue reading

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Dob-a-shopper

Well we now know that Covid-19 turns brains to mush. Here is Peter Dutton: Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has said a proportion of individuals stripping supermarkets of essential items will be prosecuted by the Australian Federal Police, suggesting but … Continue reading

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