Friday, September 25, 2020
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A paleontological sideshow

Readers with any chaste interest in the sciences will have noticed an appalling load of codswallop being sledged through mass media this last week....

All in the Royal Family

Oh no! ... Oh please, anything but that! ... Good Lord, we beseech Thee! ... Not another Royal Wedding! ... It’s only three decades...

Something worse than terrorism

It is such a rare event when I disagree with George Jonas, my hero and mentor among Canadian newspaper columnists (along with the late...

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...

Cheap & easy

Are we witnessing the final crisis of capitalism? (One utters the phrase out of nostalgia for the glory days of Marxism.) I doubt it....

A few idle observations

My two columns for this weekend will be on “idleness” and “labour” respectively. I think I will leave “labour” for tomorrow. Early yesterday morning I...

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...

The Bhutto I knew was no hero

The queen is dead, long live the king. This is the message from Pakistan’s “People’s Party,” founded 40 years ago by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto...

Musharraf’s gamble cannot succeed

Something I did not deal with in my Wednesday column—although several of my correspondents assumed I did—was whether I think General Pervez Musharraf can...

Some people know more than others; the left’s jihad on Rush Limbaugh and truth

Charles Lamb is among the greatest essayists: surely among the portraits in any pundit’s private gallery of useful reminders. He was and should still...

God bless her

Patriotism, in addition to being the last refuge of a scoundrel, connotes a certain sense of belonging. It is a love for one’s own...

Matters of life and death

It has been argued that those who would consider the assassination of Julian Assange, because he has effectively become an “enemy combatant,” are uncivilized....

Hearing what they want to hear

Perhaps I am stupid—a number of my correspondents think this is the explanation—but I am frequently unable to make any sense at all of...

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...

Faith and hope for chastity

Speaking this past week to an attractive young woman, just making her way into the schoolteaching profession—and asking advice of this feeble old man,...