Category Archives: Cultural Issues

It is the end of times (or something)

Two op-eds have caught my eye today. The first by Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times and reproduced in the AFR: The idea that the middle-class and the young will always be the most stalwart supporters of democracy is also … Continue reading

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More light

Publius Decius Mus, the name behind which Michael Anton wrote some of the most enlightening articles during the election, has now not only been brought out into the light, but is on that account also on the high intensity receiving … Continue reading

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Au nom du peuple

Marine le Pen’s first campaign ad. If you are deaf to what she is saying, you are deaf to the most important issue of our times. Via Andrew Bolt.

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Patriot’s Day / Superbowl kickoff @ 10:30 am

This is the description of the movie Patriots Day: An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, PATRIOTS DAY is the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of terror. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant … Continue reading

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If you think Trump is Hitler visit Auschwitz

Having just been to Birkenau-Auschwitz, which I did reluctantly but am not sorry that we did, the ignorance of anyone comparing Trump to Hitler, or American immigration policy to the Final Solution, is not just ignorant but sickening to a … Continue reading

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Helping to preserve Western civilisation

The big money is not with the supporters of free markets but with everyone lining up for government handouts, and this includes the wealthiest businesses across the capitalist world. A capacity to cover costs does not mean a will to … Continue reading

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Sous le pont d’Avignon and other things

We are in the south of France, in Avignon in particular, which is why blogging has been absent. Yesterday we visited the graves of John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor Mill. Mill’s grave is in simple white marble with “John … Continue reading

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Reading lists

This is reading time at the beach or on the plane or just because. All suggestions welcome. Let me meantime recommend Michael Lewis’s The Undoing Project: a Friendship that Changed the World. It’s about the story of two psychologists who … Continue reading

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The left sees itself as the Rebel Alliance

Given the split decision in the comments over Rogue 1, we went along last night to have a look. And I have to say that watching the latest Star Wars was an endurance test, but it did not lack for … Continue reading

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And if you’re going to the movies

We have been going to the pictures and if you are looking for a movie to see, let me make a couple of recommendations, and one to perhaps avoid. All of these are “Hollywood” so are not going to send … Continue reading

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