Category Archives: Conservative politics

“A society based upon the opinion of civilians”

This is from Winston Churchill, found as the opening words of Daniel Hannan’s wonderful How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters: “There are few words which are used more loosely than the word “Civilization.” What does it mean? It … Continue reading

Posted in civil society, Conservative politics, Socialism | 47 Comments

McCarthy good; Stalin bad

  We are off to see Death of Stalin tonight, but unfortunately, as this article by Diana West makes all too clear, Stalinism is still not dead and can be seen at every turn and in what ought to be … Continue reading

Posted in Conservative politics, Politics of the Left | 34 Comments

Some people have no idea when they’re well off

On the one hand… Saudi Arabia opens airspace to Israel for first time… Jewish candidate for Muslim party breaks barriers in Tunisia… Not to mention: KOREAS PREPARE FOR MOON-KIM SUMMIT: Negotiators for North and South agreed Saturday on a plan … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Conservative politics, International | 36 Comments

Lindsay Shepherd and Mark Steyn discuss free speech

On the off chance you think the generations coming through to replace the generation moving on are in some sense onside with the notion of free speech and an open society, then watch this video. As they discuss, argument from … Continue reading

Posted in Conservative politics, Freedom of speech | 16 Comments

Conservatives are everywhere

Another completely dense article from Janet Albrechtsen, this time on Where have all the conservatives gone? Her first half sentence: “It is premature to read the last rites to Australian conservatism”. As if she’d know. Oddly, just the other day … Continue reading

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My Quadrant review of Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life

Here are the final lines of my review of Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life. I can do no more than encourage you to read the book. There is nothing else like it and I cannot praise it enough. This … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Conservative politics, Philosophy | 67 Comments

And the news is that this is not news

I’m with marcus on taking a hard approach to dealing with the left. I just came across this, which is a report in an obscure journal about a statement made by the President of the United States, via twitter, that … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Conservative politics, Media | 15 Comments

Abbott misses the boat (Again)

This op-ed from a year ago came up on my Facebook feed and I thought I’d repost it as it is still current and timely. +++***+++ I have an op-ed in the AFR dealing with Tony Abbott’s comments about immigration and housing … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Conservative politics, Economics and economy | 242 Comments

Donald Trump at the CONSERVATIVE Political Action Conference

As he says at the start, “I have proved I am a conservative”. And so he is. And very very well received he was.

Posted in American politics, Conservative politics | 26 Comments

What’s so special about what Jordan Peterson says and how he says it?

This is from Instapundit discussing Jordan Peterson, the most articulate defender of our Western values found anywhere in the world. The question that really is of central interest is why he has become the phenomenon he is. I have my … Continue reading

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