Category Archives: International

Not learning from history and not saving the Christians

During the 1930s most Western countries maintained strict immigration quotas and showed little interest in receiving large numbers of Jewish refugees. There has been some naming and shaming after WW2 but we have done it again with almost complete indifference … Continue reading

Posted in International, Rafe | 36 Comments

The centre cannot hold

Twice in the last week Paul Kelly has suggested that the centre cannot hold. This is in the context of current political gridlock across the English speaking world. Today he talks about Trump and Brexit. I don’t think Paul Kelly … Continue reading

Posted in History, International | 38 Comments

Guest Post: Arky – Trump will win

“And on what do you base that wild claim Arky”? You ask. One. The polls are increasingly questionable. Polls before the 2012 election had Romney ahead 50 to 49. The election was 51 to 47 for Obama. A five point … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Guest Post, International | 70 Comments

Hillary’s charity of preference is …. Bill

As reported in both Mother Jones and Zero Hedge, an analysis of Hillary Clinton’s 2015 tax returns shows that she made $1,042,000 in cash charitable donations. Of which, $1,000,000 or 96% went to the Clinton Foundation. What more can be … Continue reading

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Was the Tea Party drained of money?

Philippa Martyr draws our attention to this article: The Tea Party movement is pretty much dead now, but it didn’t die a natural death. It was murdered—and it was an inside job. In a half decade, the spontaneous uprising that … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International | 22 Comments

Trump on national security

The full text of Trump’s national security speech can be found here. I particularly liked this: Just as we won the Cold War, in part, by exposing the evils of communism and the virtues of free markets, so too must … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International | 29 Comments

“Immigration is theft”

There is a rather strange article over at Quadrant: The result of this mass immigration has been a marked but deliberately concealed fall in the standard of living of the indigenous population and a large rise in inequality. The lying … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, International | 387 Comments

The consequences of socialism are never different

On Brazil from the Wall Street Journal: Much of the region bought Lula’s 2.0 version of big government. Concerns about the return of left-wing Latin populism and its potential damage to entrepreneurship and economic growth were met with assurances that … Continue reading

Posted in Economics on the left, International | 26 Comments

Cross Post: Trump Detroit Speech

Thank you for the invitation to speak to you today.It’s wonderful to be in Detroit. We now begin a great national conversation about economic renewal for America. It’s a conversation about how to Make American Great Again for everyone, and … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International | 24 Comments

Guest Post: John Adams – Time to take Turkey to task over Genocide

The Parliament of Australia needs to grow a backbone when dealing with the Turkish Government. Across Australia, Australian descendants of Armenians, Assyrians and Greek survivors of the 1914‑1923 genocide inflicted by the Turkish led Ottoman Empire continue to hold commemoration … Continue reading

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