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A Little More Liberal Fascism

After the turmoil of the Trump inauguration, I’ve gone back to reading Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, and have encountered in it a plausible explanation of why, in America at least, “liberal” no longer means “liberal”. Liberal intellectuals and activists … Continue reading

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Public Opinion on Smoking Ban Sought

South Wales Evening Post (2 Sep 2016): Public opinion needed over hospitals’ smoking ban review HYWEL Dda University Health Board wants your opinions about smokers lighting up on hospital grounds. The health board is asking the public to complete a survey, … Continue reading

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Smoking, Class And The Legitimisation Of Power

I’ve just ordered a book I noticed on Facebook today: Smoking, Class And The Legitimisation Of Power by Sean Gabb. It was first published in 2011, but seems to be composed of a number of earlier writings. Sean Gabb seems to … Continue reading

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The Coming HUD Smoker Holocaust

H/T Lecroix on Facebook for the cartoon. Following on from my piece about proposals to ban smoking in US public housing, I started wondering today what happened to smokers when they got evicted from public housing. Looking through Jariel’s comments, … Continue reading

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A Snake in the Committee Room

I came across Sheila Duffy’s appearance before the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee on Headrambles late last week, and it’s been bubbling away at the back of my mind for days. Her petition starts at about 54 minutes in, and … Continue reading

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Smoking and Non-Smoking Lanes

Various news items I noticed today, presented without comment. Number one: smoking and non-smoking lanes: Number two: Smokers in Norway ‘like Jews under the Nazis’ A politician from a fringe conservative party in the far north of Norway has compared the … Continue reading

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The End of Truth

I’ve been reading Hayek’s Road to Serfdom, the chapter called The End of Truth, and as I was reading it seemed to be as relevant today as it was when it was first written. To make a totalitarian system function … Continue reading

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