Do we need meritocracy?

Sep 30, 2021 by

Putnam and Campbell’s 2012 book examines the foundational role of organised religion in America – but how does it hold up...

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‘Those who torment us fo...

Sep 23, 2021 by

Fallible thoughts about Covid-19 vaccination from an old and tired (and retired) Canadian philosopher by Hendrik van der Breggen...

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Lockdowns are feeding the tran...

Apr 22, 2021 by

With each passing hour holed up in a bedroom, kids become more detached from reality by Angus Fox I am the author of a series of...

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Disney’s bosses are a bu...

Feb 28, 2021 by

The Muppet Show is ‘offensive content’? by Kurt Mahlburg CARTOON BY BRIAN DOYLE What’s woke this week? Disney slapped an...

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Is the perfect storm upon us?

Feb 21, 2021 by

The US faces many challenges. But the one which everyone ignores is plunging fertility. by Louis T. March Can we get past 2020? In...

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Why does everyone at the ̵...

Nov 7, 2020 by

In a startling example of groupthink, every single one of its columnists has slammed Trump. by Michael Cook Photo by Jakayla Toney on...

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Trump and his surging Asian Am...

Oct 12, 2020 by

When a blind Chinese activist named Chen Guangcheng spoke at the Republican National Convention praising Trump for standing up to the...

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Is a transgender craze seducin...

Sep 19, 2020 by

Imagine you’ve been feeling anxious and depressed.  You turn to the internet and to your friends and...

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Turning the Black Lives Matter...

Aug 27, 2020 by

A prominent black American has produced a provocative oral history of black conservativism by Michael Cook – ...

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This Is What White Supremacy L...

Jul 21, 2020 by

As a public school teacher, I saw how a culture of fear is holding back anti-racist education in our classrooms Joseph Erikson...

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The Farewell: A poignant film ...

Jul 21, 2020 by

Director Lulu Wang reflects on family ties, caring for an ageing population, and the clash between East and West by Shannon Roberts ...

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‘Cancel culture’ i...

Jul 14, 2020 by

Rationality itself is under threat. by Xavier Symons  The Black Lives Matter Movement has given new impetus to the “cancel culture”...

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F is for factional, fascist, a...

Jul 13, 2020 by

Why has the social media giant censored a MercatorNet article? by Michael Cook –  Image of the address bar of the website...

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What the Dickens! Renowned Vic...

Jul 2, 2020 by

As Dickens biographer, A.N. Wilson says: ‘we are all a mixture of good and bad, and in the case of great geniuses, the extremes of...

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That viral video of George Flo...

Jun 14, 2020 by

The quality of deepfakes is increasing as the computer horsepower needed to make them decreases  by Karl D. Stephan – A...

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The spectrum of journalistic b...

May 30, 2020 by

Journalists tend to be fascinated with themselves, being unfamiliar with people not like them by J. Budziszewski – Narcissus....

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America’s higher-ed boon...

May 16, 2020 by

Why do students tolerate a systematic fleecing by colleges and universities? by Robert Hutchinson UNSPLASH.COM Even before the...

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Maddeningly unfair. And very s...

May 3, 2020 by

Planet of the Humans was released on YouTube on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. It’s free to watch. And painful. It’s not at all...

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The world is ignoring a demogr...

Apr 16, 2020 by

The Chinese Communist Party has decided to crush the Muslim Uyghurs with ferocious campaigns of mass sterilization and forced...

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Coronavirus reading: ‘In spite...

Mar 22, 2020 by

What better time than now to remember the great therapist Viktor Frankl? Michael Cook – Quarantine and self-isolation around...

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