Tag Archives: Politics

How Long Before They Drag in Global Warming?

I was wondering how long it was going to take before the Coronavirus epidemic got linked to Global Warming and Brexit. Not very long at all. Today’s Observer editorial: From the spread of zoonotic viruses to the growing threat of … Continue reading

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We Need A New Solzhenitsyn

A few days ago I was listening to the historian Stephen Kotkin talking about the importance of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, author of The Gulag Archipelago, and it prompted me to think that there needs to be a Solzhenitsyn to write about … Continue reading

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Dark Foreboding

Perhaps it’s inevitable, but it seems that as soon as anyone is put in a position of authority, they will start to abuse the power they’ve been given. And instead of regarding themselves as temporary representatives of the people who … Continue reading

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Tucker Carlson Interviewed

One of the few TV talk show hosts I enjoy watching is Tucker Carlson on US Fox News. He’s funny and witty and engaging and insightful. I usually only get to watch him if YouTube suggests that I do. YouTube … Continue reading

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Childish Myths that We Know Perfectly Well

Sir David Attenborough is a British institution. He’s a 93 year old naturalist and broadcaster. I can’t remember a time when he wasn’t on television, fronting one documentary or other about the natural world of plants and animals. I don’t … Continue reading

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Pure Political Theatre

American politics is always more exciting than British politics. It’s far more dramatic. British politics is like an Ealing black-and-white comedy B-movie, while American politics is a Hollywood technicolor blockbuster Ben Hur or Bullitt. And in Donald Trump there’s an … Continue reading

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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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