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The limits of atheism

I get such apoplectic letters, whenever I write about “evolutionism,” that I really can’t resist writing about it again. This is not, of course,...

Do not deny what happened at Fort Hood

For a person with old-fashioned values, and an old-fashioned sense of English word meanings, the reports of the Fort Hood massacre were almost as...

Remembering, with sadness, a great civilization

The 20th century was a disaster in the history of China, even before the Communists came to power in 1949. An ancient empire that was...

The danger of seeking heaven on earth

If my reader celebrated All Hallows’ Eve last night, will he also celebrate All Hallows today, or “All Saints” as we say in current...

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...

Permission to win

So far as I can make out—I am not writing from Iraq, but I do make a splendid effort to follow the plot there—the...

Decline of the media dinosaurs

It wasn’t the dinosaurs’ fault the asteroid hit them. Okay, let’s back up a bit. I am alluding to an hypothesis, first advanced by Luis...

Theatre d’absurd

We (royal we) awoke yesterday morning to the following citation from the Nobel Committee, awarding their Peace Prize for 2007, not to us for...

Stop waiting for policy

I mentioned recently in this space a book by John Pepall, Against Reform, just published, which gets to the core of national politics. And...

They came for the sushi

You just have to laugh: when leaders of the G8, meeting in Hokkaido to solve the world food crisis, step off the plane to...

Political lives

One writes these columns to a specific word-length, and I sometimes regret the last-minute omission of some quibbling qualification, or supplementary jab, from the...

Keep fighting

As was perfunctorily reported on Thursday, the Canadian “Human Rights” Commission, one of three HRCs to which Islamists took Maclean’s magazine for having published...

Taking swine flu in our stride

The politically correct term is now “H1N1.” The original term, “swine flu”—which caught on spontaneously, in all the European languages at least—has been ruled...

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...

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...

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