A symbol of decline

London’s Trafalgar Square is dominated by a monument, set on a 156-foot column, of Britain’s greatest naval hero, Horatio, Lord Nelson. Nelson died in...

A warped interpretation of America’s ‘terror dream’

In 2004, it was widely believed that George W. Bush owed his re-election victory in no small part to the post-9/11 “security moms” who...

Taking on the Israel bashers

Both Judeophobes and Judeophiles agree that Jews are smart, but when it comes to thwarting anti-Semitism, Jews can be pretty dumb. In 2004, Israeli Cabinet...

Fathers helping fathers

Seven years ago, Ken Sandall’s wife walked out on him with their two young children. At the time, Ken was making $2,250 a month....

Parents don’t always reap what they sow

Some time after 9/11, on the now defunct CBC TV program counterSpin, a young law student launched a virulent diatribe against America. By a...

It’s not easy being white

Remember the old Kermit the Frog complaint, “It’s not that easy bein’ green”? It’s from a ditty about diversity, in which Kermit proceeds from...

‘I just had to get on with it’

As his 60th wedding anniversary approaches, Prince Philip is the very model of dutifulness While the sun set on the British empire years ago, a...

At the nail salon, boredom’s antidote

Archimedes discovered his hydrostatic principle while sloshing about in the tub. I too had my “Eureka!” moment, when I suddenly realized why men throw...

Israel’s grassroots defenders

‘Israeli Apartheid Week” (IAW) once again blotted intellectual landscapes on university campuses throughout February in the United States, Europe and Canada (Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa,...

In praise of the beaten path

For two Wednesdays following today, readers will see the cryptic notice, “Barbara Kay will return,” where my column would otherwise be. My regular readers will...

For want of a father

Earlier this month, the Vanier Institute of the Family published a report—The Rise in the Number of Children and Adolescents who exhibit Problematic Behaviours:...

The misguided march of the ‘quirkyalones’

Have you seen March of the Penguins? The film chronicles Antarctica’s Emperor penguins on their multiple annual 70-mile treks from feeding to breeding grounds. They...

Quebec’s grand illusion

Stephen Harper saw defeat snatched from the jaws of victory when sovereigntist leaders gleefully parlayed his foolish pre-election announcement of relatively trivial arts cuts...

The Third Jihad

We cannot disarm Islamists if their presence is not acknowledged The first great jihad petered out with Islam’s expulsion from Spain in 1492, the second...

Dropping the r-bomb

The bourgeois tyranny of the fully-abled It was revealed by The Wall Street Journal in late January that at a private strategy session in August,...