Category Archives: History

Gratitude and history

This is from Powerline: Churchill in Five Minutes. We are an ignorant and ungrateful age though whether we are exceptional in this is hard to tell. The ingratitude for our ancestral struggles which I have been mulling over ever since … Continue reading

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Questions that demand answers

Tim Blair in the Daily Telegraph: By the way, are any of our multicultural friends on the Left in any way troubled by the apparent contradiction in denouncing immigration 230 years ago but supporting it now? Why are current opponents … Continue reading

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Fact checking Gerard Henderson

Gerard Henderson has a 300 word rant about a trivial slip of the tongue on the ABC: Australia has been with us in every fight we’ve been in, starting with World War II.  According to our intrepid fact checker that … Continue reading

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And There Was a Great Calm

                                       I There had been years of Passion—scorching, cold, And much Despair, and Anger heaving high, Care whitely watching, Sorrows manifold, Among … Continue reading

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Tis St. Crispin’s Day

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Capitalism and ignorance

From Three wild speculations from amateur quantitative macrohistory but there is nothing wild about the diagram other than how ignorant most people are about what it shows. In How big a deal was the Industrial Revolution?, I looked for measures … Continue reading

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An historical turning point

I was going to put this up already but since it was also mentioned by Bruce of Newcastle, it becomes obligatory: Obama had to spy on Trump to protect himself. Here are the last three lines: The left is sitting … Continue reading

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A tad hypocritical

Here is Bill Clinton commenting on Donald Trump’s DACA decision: DACA has brought hundreds of thousands of young people out of the shadows — allowing them to live without fear, go to school, work, and contribute to America in countless … Continue reading

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Peter O’Brien: Paul Kelly on Reconciliation

For some reason that I can’t fathom, Paul Kelly is regarded as something of a giant among the political scribblers who now routinely pull the strings of our marionette politicians. In his Wikipedia entry he is described as a ‘conservative’ … Continue reading

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Kevin Williamson on the US civil war

Southerners — and some conservative sentimentalists — tell themselves two convenient lies about the Civil War. One is that the Confederate cause was an honorable one, the other is that the war wasn’t really about slavery. Neither of those stands … Continue reading

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