Monthly Archives: November 2016

Against Lost Cause Communism…

It can be hard, even impossible, to make significant achievements in this world without doing harm. Let us not be euphemistic and reference omelettes and eggs. Sometimes you have to kill people to save other people. Still, it is striking … Continue reading

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Conservatism and the Status Quo…

What has happened to conservatism, Nick Cohen asks, in an age of Trump, Farage, Le Pen et cetera? Cohen makes reasonable points about right wing populism. It is true that populists are often opportunists, pursuing their own ambitions and dismissing … Continue reading

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Atomised Ethnonationalists…

To put whiteness at the core of one’s identity is to imagine oneself as possessing some kind of deep kinship with Slavic miners, Sardinian olive farmers, New York real estate agents, Swedish academics, Texan ranchers, Belgian chocolatiers and Westminster politicians. … Continue reading

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On Judging Dead Rulers…

Fidel Castro was perhaps the best communist. This is, of course, to damn him with faint praise but it is nonetheless worth noting that he murdered thousands rather than millions of his people and never drove his nation to economic … Continue reading

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In Defence of Offence…

Assuming that fact claims that offend you must be false is wrong. Assuming that laws should spare you from offence is wrong. Seeking out that which offends you to indulge your psychic status as a victim is stupid, pathetic and … Continue reading

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How to Succeed in Journalism…

It pains me to think that tens of thousands of young men and women pay tens of thousands of pounds to study journalism. Only one or two of them will ever work in media. Most journalists study PPE at Oxford. … Continue reading

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Ideology and Scale…

What do Marxists, fascists, Islamists and liberals have in common? This is not some cheap joke. There is one thing. They all exaggerate the scale of people’s loyalties, to their class, their race, their faith and, well, their fellow man; … Continue reading

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