Category Archives: History

For they were jolly good fellows

It will be a shame if the Liberal Party’s 75th anniversary celebration this weekend is overshadowed by a growing scandal about old horses being sent to the knackery. But let’s be kind and celebrate the party’s two greatest achievements. First: … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson on digital disruption on the public sphere

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JFK assassination @ 55

There have been three great American presidents during my lifetime, but each was fundamentally the same as the others: John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump. Not a racist bone in their bodies, each with a love of individual … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day: 100 years on

  Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their … Continue reading

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EXTRA. Hayek unwanted in Economics at Chicago. Read all about it!

Something from the highways and byways of academic research. (nerd alert). The story is that some older members of the Economics department at Chicago like Knight and Viner thought that the subject was becoming too specialised and established another department … Continue reading

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Warning. Social justice warriors at work in our ABC

A nice pickup from None at 10.57 on the Dutton Challenge thread. History teachers at two Sydney universities contributing to the Religion and Ethics section if you please. Warning, vested interests are misreading modern history and undermining the welfare state. … Continue reading

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The second Battle of the Marne a hundred years on

In August 2014, exactly a hundred years from the day World War I began, I happened to be in France driving along the battle front that crossed from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border and visited many of the … Continue reading

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It is possible that economics could once again become useful

The entrepreneur is the missing ingredient in economics about which I have written. What cannot be linked is the paper I did on “The Absence of the Entrepreneur in the Economic Theories of the English-Speaking World”. What there is a … Continue reading

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Charles Krauthammer 1950 – 2018

The great Charles Krauthammer has passed away after revealing last week that he had cancer and just weeks to live. Irwin Stelzer has an obituary at the WSJ. Charles Krauthammer, who died Thursday at about 5 p.m. ET, announced his impending … Continue reading

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The right and the left on the ending of the Korean War

There are two views on North Korea that you can find if you look. The easiest to find is the left-media take that nothing happened, and it’s all a well-worn charade. But then there is this, which I will come … Continue reading

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