Culture & Society

Massacre in Manchester

Massacre in Manchester

May 23, 2017 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

The stupidity and cowardice of our leaders neatly dovetail with our own totemistic cult, that of political correctness. All religions and all cultures are equally respectable, aren’t they? They have their culture, we have ours, who’s to say ours is better?

The Limits of Indian Secularism

The Limits of Indian Secularism

May 17, 2017 at 8:50 am 0 comments

A Sickness that Got into Secularism In recent times, a peculiar word has crept into the vocabulary of social network users in India as well as those of the Indian diaspora. The word in question is ‘sickular’ – an amalgamation of the English words ‘sick’ and ‘secular’. It is usedRead More

France coming apart

France coming apart

April 29, 2017 at 10:30 am 0 comments

Here is an absolute must read before the second round of the French presidential elections on 7 May. It’s an article in City Journal by Christopher Caldwell, author of Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West. The subject of Caldwell’s essay is Christophe Guilluy and the “ComingRead More

Modernism & Postmodernism – The Death Throes of a Decadent Culture?

February 27, 2016 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

Dr Anthony Radice and Mr Alexander Boot. A panel discussion chaired by Dr Joseph Shaw. This is part of The Quarterdeck Series, recorded on Wednesday 11 February 2015. The Quarterdeck Series is a programme of short extra-curricular evening talks designed to complement the Defence Academy’s ethos of developing minds thatRead More

Barbarism taken to art

Barbarism taken to art

February 21, 2016 at 8:03 pm 0 comments

Of all Latin proverbs, the relativist adage De gustibus non disputandum est just may be the most subversive. The implication is that taste is wholly subjective, with no right or wrong anywhere in sight. You like Bach, he likes Amy Winehouse, they like Eminem – who’s to say that oneRead More

Abortion, For Any Reason, Up To Birth – The Abortion Lobby’s Ultimate Sub-Humanist Campaign

Abortion, For Any Reason, Up To Birth – The Abortion Lobby’s Ultimate Sub-Humanist Campaign

February 15, 2016 at 9:57 pm 0 comments

Last week, a campaign was launched to promote the most extreme proposals ever officially advocated by the abortion lobby: abortion up to birth, and for any reason. Headed by BPAS, the leading organisation of the UK abortion industry, the campaign also includes eight abortion lobby groups (interestingly, this number doesRead More

Coercion to Consent: from Eugenics to the Right to Choose

Coercion to Consent: from Eugenics to the Right to Choose

September 29, 2015 at 11:16 am 1 comment

From the hype surrounding the film Fifty Shades of Grey, based on books by a female author, E. L. James, those unacquainted with its subject matter might assume that it was a romantic if slightly saucy ‘chick flick’; but the whole phenomenon highlights how the eugenics idea has risen likeRead More

Freedom vs. privacy

Freedom vs. privacy

March 19, 2015 at 3:15 pm 1 comment

“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one,” wrote Benjamin Franklin. In common with most pronouncements by Enlightenment thinkers, this is a pithy, epigrammatic phrase. There’s only one problem. It’s not true. Moreover, it’s rather the opposite of truth, and was so evenRead More

Piers Morgan and anti-Semitism

Piers Morgan and anti-Semitism

February 18, 2015 at 4:11 pm 0 comments

“Jews didn’t desert New York after 9/11 so why on earth does Netanyahu want them to run away now?” asks one of our more objectionable columnists. In other words, he fails to see the difference between flying planes into buildings full of multi-national, multi-cultural and multi-confessional victims, and attacks thatRead More

The right to choose and the chosen people

The right to choose and the chosen people

February 14, 2015 at 9:21 am 0 comments

From the amount of money now spent on children it would be easy to assume that they are the most wanted and cherished children in Western history; and yet we are money-rich but time-poor, because with both parents in paid employment, much spending is for the sake of convenience andRead More