Category Archives: Conservative politics

Jordan Peterson trashes the left once again

Jordan Peterson strikes fear into the heart of the left [I know, big assumption there]. He has found a way round their gatekeepers and is laying havoc wherever he can. THE LEFT IS ACTUALLY AFRAID OF JORDAN PETERSON BECAUSE HE’S … Continue reading

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20th century literature of liberalism

For a single book it is hard to beat Ludwig von Mises Liberalism that you can download as a PDF or read in various other formats including a book made out of paper! This is Mises’s classic statement in defense … Continue reading

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A reading list of original and influential liberal thinkers

This just arrived in my inbox and may be of interest. The question asked is, in effect, who among the great liberal philosophers should be included in a course on Western Civilisation. Dear colleagues and friends,   For the 175th … Continue reading

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Joe McCarthy and the Deep State

The term “McCarthyism” makes a come back in The Oz. But like everywhere, they use McCarthyism as if it had been a bad thing. But before I go on, let me remind you of my review of Diana West’s astounding … Continue reading

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Thought bubbles

From Tony Abbott Mr Abbott said net migration had never been higher, arguing the two main drivers were businesses and universities bringing in labour and students. “Businesses want to bring in labour because they want to keep their labour costs … Continue reading

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Southern comfort

I of course only went along in support of my fellow Canadians, but a fun night was had by all, at least for those inside and among those who were not carted out. You can read about the events of … Continue reading

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Cut the beer tax and win a landslide a la Ontario

Creativity and sex have long been linked, as has art with the contravention of bourgeois values. Long may it be so. By the way, what is wrong with bourgeois values? On a main topic, apparently James Allen has a super … Continue reading

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Sometimes the good die old

Working the Graveyard Shift here at Catallaxy as I do, I thought I should mention for the record the passing of two of the all-time great authors. The first is Bernard Lewis, and this is from Roger Franklin at Quadrant … Continue reading

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In defence of Western Civilisation from our modern vandals

And half of those vandals are internal. Here is a twelve step program from Jordan Peterson. It is hard to believe that such common sense still exists and can be said in public, but here it is.   And if … Continue reading

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“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

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