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Thugs, demogogues and Latin America

Latin America has been, in the main, a mysterious blind spot in my comprehension of the contemporary world, and remains so, despite advice received...

Russia’s near abroad

Russia has long been a very pedagogical country. She likes to teach lessons to her neighbours. The smaller the neighbours, the more lessons they...

Truth and consequences

One of my living heroes, the American journalist and economist Thomas Sowell, wrote a column a couple of days ago consisting of “random thoughts”—aphoristic...

Robin Hoodism is on the rise

Once upon a time, and in some periodical publication somewhere, I wrote a piece on Robin Hood. It was a review of some semi-scholarly...

Lacking in intelligence

Occasionally my contemporaries in the “mainstream media” do superb work, and let me mention the reporting in the Washington Post on America’s intelligence establishment. The...

Getting cooler

A few months ago, I wrote a series of unflattering columns on current trends among the Gaia worshippers. The last of these opened, “The...

For Man of the Year, I choose a woman

For my last Sunday column of anno MMVIII, I will announce my selection for “Man of the Year.” It was, as most, a year...

Confrontational

This is “Islamo-Fascist Awareness Week” in the USA. To Canadian eyes that will sound a little confrontational—we’ve always been better at walking the walk,...

The meaning of work

Labour Day is part of the rich Protestant heritage of Ontario, that once included Orange parades, excellent public schools, unequal separate ones, fall fairs...

Poets, monsters and visionaries

Among passages from Ezra Pound that I can never get out of my head is a short stanza from his magnificent suite, Hugh Selwyn...

Suing for silence

The right to free expression of opinion and belief—though constrained in its extremes during wartime—is not something that can be negotiated in a free...

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...

Many ways to see the world

It does not matter whether you are a man or a woman: if you oppose feminism, you must expect to be smeared. If one...

A lament for our battered democracy

Good news: for at least till the time of filing this column, the rest of the world was still not following our constitutional crisis....

Drifting toward tyrannical shoals

The expression “church and state” still carries a vague echo, from some bygone era; a slight reverberation in our large vacuous public spaces. We hear...

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