Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The historical fact of Israel

Along the latest fork prong in the “roadmap to peace,” the Palestinian side has declared that, while it is true Yasser Arafat “recognized” the...

Moral order is easy to tear down, hard to build

While I unburdened myself last week of my contempt for Canada’s governess-general, her chief justice, her prime minister and other, undesignated officials—in the affair...

Playing the numbers game

The good news, for those who woke yesterday feeling a decade older, is that the decade which began Jan. 1, 2001, is not yet...

The tyranny of science

As Paul Feyerabend, one of my scientific heroes, wrote in his 1975 essay, How to defend Society against Science: “In society at large the...

Sanctions against Iran won’t work

We should be more worried about Pakistan, I have been arguing recently: a full-fledged nuclear power that is ripe to fall to the Islamists....

Redemption through paperbacks

They look so frail, now—this “parcel of Penguins” that has resurfaced from my own distant past. They are from a time less than half...

Humanist revolution

Call me an anarchist, but I don’t like books to be all the same size. They aren’t, of course, but there are people who...

Saints and sinners, in all faiths

Among the hundreds of journalistic tags and clich

Victims of the revolution

At the moment, a number of “interesting” cases are coming before Canada’s inaptly-named “human rights commissions.” I have mentioned in this space before the...

Gathering home

There has been very big news out of Rome, this past week, for all English-speaking Christians—regardless of denomination, as I have realized from much...

Problems that dollars can’t fix

The media and political response to Haiti’s disaster was as predictable as the effect of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Port-au-Prince. The pictures and emotions...

The marriage of evil and stupidity at Carleton University

Last Monday, the student council of Carleton University attracted much attention to their university and to the city of Ottawa—around Canada and the world—with...

Why I continue to defy Darwin

A reader writes, “After considering your latest attack on Charles Darwin, I have to wonder, what did the man ever do to you?” I...

Truth begins at home

World Youth Day is something I witnessed only once, when it was happening around me in Toronto, six years ago. It is very much...

Pagan savagery in London

Prince Charles, and Camilla, were not the only things under attack in England this week, on the streets of London, as the British government...