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Education and higher standards

Education and higher standards

December 17, 2013 at 10:11 am 0 comments

Should schools employ only teachers who are qualified? Here “qualified” means attending university and gaining a bachelor of education degree. If Nick Clegg gets his way, no unqualified teachers will be eligible to work in any of our state schools, including so-called free schools. Mr Clegg argues that a professionalRead More

Euthanasia, Belgium and the slippery slope

Euthanasia, Belgium and the slippery slope

November 28, 2013 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

The slippery slope argument is rightly regarded a logical fallacy, but a prediction based on sound reasoning is far from irrational. As if to prove the accuracy of predictions once widely dismissed as slippery slope fallacies, the Belgian Senate Committee has voted 13 to 4 in favour of allowing euthanasiaRead More

Socialism and our toxic loans

Socialism and our toxic loans

November 12, 2013 at 10:02 am 0 comments

“FOUR legs good, two legs bad,” was the slogan coined by the communist animal dictatorship in George Orwell’s Animal Farm. The obvious unfairness of the slogan is because it takes no account of the conduct of either two-legged creatures or four-legged ones. It is simply a matter of whether youRead More

More serviceable dupes

More serviceable dupes

November 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm 0 comments

In my last post I made the following observation about professionals who agitate for the substantial lowering, if not outright abolition, of the age of consent. “To normalise the abnormal, there should be a ready supply of ‘useful idiots’. These are the journalists and quasi-intellectuals that can be relied on toRead More

Destigmatising paedophilia

Destigmatising paedophilia

October 31, 2013 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

After certain press criticism and a productive online backlash in the blogosphere, the American Psychiatric Association is performing a gratifying volte-face in its use of the term sexual “orientation” for paedophilia. In its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V), the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has distinguishedRead More

Perils of hyperovulation

Perils of hyperovulation

July 12, 2013 at 7:40 pm 0 comments

Describing the process of becoming biological mother to at least two children she will never herself nurture or rear, a former Californian college student, Leah Campbell, highlights the perils of hyperovulation. In a naive yet candid account, she describes the pleasure of having passed the “pre-screenings with flying colours” and her hopesRead More

Presumed consent to organ harvesting

Presumed consent to organ harvesting

July 4, 2013 at 7:50 pm 0 comments

Wales is now the first country in the United Kingdom to enforce a system of presumed consent to use of a person’s organs for transplant. The introduction of this legislation has set a dangerous precedent for the UK. Interestingly it was assisted by supine ‘faith leaders’ whose nauseating appeasement of oppressiveRead More

Managerialising death

Managerialising death

April 25, 2013 at 8:14 pm 0 comments

Of the fourth estate, Thomas Carlyle once vividly observed ‘Burke said there were three estates in parliament; but, in the reporters’ gallery yonder, there sat a fourth estate more important far than they all’. Now that clergy, nobles and commons are competing for celebrity status, all that remains of independentRead More

Massacres, gun control studies and social change

Massacres, gun control studies and social change

February 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

I have closely followed the gun control debate in the US from the outside and, as a European, I am trying to make sense of it because I know that at stake is not just the gun legislation but also the American Constitution, with what it represents as the mostRead More

The Marxist-Leninist roots of the European Union. Interview with Vladimir Bukovsky.

The Marxist-Leninist roots of the European Union. Interview with Vladimir Bukovsky.

February 2, 2013 at 11:47 am 0 comments

Below is my translation of an interview I found very interesting with former Soviet dissident and political prisoner Vladimir Bukovsky by Alessandra Nucci, published in the December 2012 issue of the Italian periodical Radici Cristiane. What he says provides a very useful background to understand what lies behind the European UnionRead More