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R.I.P. Roger Scruton

Philip Neal has drawn attention to the death of Roger Scruton, and to his paper WHO, WHAT and WHY? Trans-national Government, Legitimacy and the World Health Organisation. 1. Introduction In this paper I consider a matter of growing concern to … Continue reading

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The Keepers of the Big Stick

We are living in a time of moral chaos. And we’re also living in a time of deepening moral chaos. There’s nothing new about this. It’s been that way all my life. It didn’t start with my generation. I was … Continue reading

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Today

Today is Sunday, the Christian day of rest, and I’ve been thinking about the role of Christianity in western civilisation. And my principal thought has been that there is an enormous divide between those people who regard themselves as being … Continue reading

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I’ll Remain a Proud Social Pariah

Author Naomi Klein (No Logo) talking recently (35:00 minutes in) about stopping smoking: “I used to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, and I didn’t stop smoking because I suddenly realised it was bad for me. I knew it … Continue reading

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Antismoking Snobs

Still thinking about the antismoking mindset that antismokers like Ronald Bayer  reveal: In 1939 Norbert Elias published The Civilizing Process ,  a history of manners in which he sought to explain how acceptable behavior becomes revolting. Drawing on Elias’s classic study, in 1993 … Continue reading

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Staying Alive

From Chris Snowdon: …These health lobby groups appear to be dismissive of the actual public – the choices that people make and the opinions they actually have. They see themselves as speaking in the name of public health, which they … Continue reading

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Sadistic, Bullying, Antismoking Prison Guards

The war on smoking is a moral crusade. The antismokers in Tobacco Control regard themselves as virtuous in fighting their war on tobacco. They see themselves as Doing the Right Thing. They regard themselves as saintly figures – holy men … Continue reading

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