The Iconoclast

No, No, No, No, No! Netflix trailer for their new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Just say NO!

June 16, 2022
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Esmerelda Weatherwax

It is awful. I could overlook the ‘Bridgerton’ style casting (which irritates me, for reasons I will come to) had the script been up to scratch. And as Jane Austen […]

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Schlimmbesserung

June 16, 2022
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Armando Simón

by Armando Simón Schlimmbesserung is a lovely German word which means making something worse by trying to improve it. Americans’ ignorance of other countries, their cultures, their history and their […]

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President Macron: tone-deaf, or just not that bright?

June 16, 2022
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Lev Tsitrin

by Lev Tsitrin Apparently, President Macron of France has an irresistible urge to be admired as a profound strategic thinker — perhaps even as a grown-up in the room. To […]

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We must stop sweeping woke antisemitism under the rug

June 16, 2022
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Matthew Hausman

Ignorance may not be antisemitic, but crafty denial of history is, as is skewing Jewish values to bolster up false claims. Op-ed.    by Matthew M. Hausman, J.D. How effectively […]

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The Oikophobic Will to Power

June 15, 2022
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Theodore Dalrymple

by Theodore Dalrymple In an article for the American Mind, Daniel Mahoney draws our attention to a recent book on the phenomenon of oikophobia, the dislike or even hatred of one’s own country […]

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James Como Discusses the Life and Work of CS Lewis with Eric Metaxas

June 15, 2022
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James Como

A fascinating podcast. Don’t miss it.

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Channel Crossing

June 15, 2022
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Ralph Berry

by Ralph Berry It would take a heart of stone not to laugh at the daily numbers of migrants queuing up to be ferried by Border Patrol boats to the […]

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The Voters Are Not Distracted

June 14, 2022
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Conrad Black

by Conrad Black The long-awaited opening of the Democrats’ final desperate extravaganza of Trump-hate finally came on Thursday, June 9. The battle lines are clear: One side claims to believe […]

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Medusa, Perseus, and Me

June 14, 2022
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Phyllis Chesler

by Phyllis Chesler For years, I averted my eyes from the large Canova sculpture that stood at the top of the grand staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It […]

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No borders, no nations, stop deportations.

June 13, 2022
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Esmerelda Weatherwax

Paul Embery, the trade unionist, writer, broadcaster and firefighter (from Dagenham) is a man I admire, and whose tweets are always worth reading, even if I sometimes disagree. To disagree […]

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Huddersfield rapist and grooming gang member Umar Zaman who fled to Pakistan village finally jailed

June 13, 2022
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Esmerelda Weatherwax

From the Huddersfield Examiner and ITV News A Kirklees rapist who went on the run has finally been captured and jailed. Umar Zaman, 34, was part of a grooming gang […]

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Sussmann trial typifies Marxist justice

June 13, 2022
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Steve Hecht

by Steve Hecht  The Michael Sussmann acquittal is a foretaste of what our judiciary will look like if the Marxists who run the Democratic Party achieve their goal of centralized, arbitrary, one-party […]

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Doing time

June 13, 2022
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Theodore Dalrymple

British prison sentences must be taken with a generous pinch of salt by Theodore Dalrymple According to the Daily Mirror, a man called Sable Thomas, aged 43, “has been sentenced […]

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Jihadi bride Shamima Begum, 22, fears she will be sentenced to DEATH as she faces trial in Syria over her support for ISIS – and argues she was ‘an angel who was brainwashed’

June 12, 2022
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Esmerelda Weatherwax

Jihadi bride Shamima Begum fears she will be prosecuted in Syria over her support for Islamic State – and could even face the death penalty if convicted. In an interview with The Mail on […]

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First Preaching Tour of Galilee

June 12, 2022
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Rebecca Bynum

The Urantia Book, Paper 146: 146:0.1 (1637.1) THE first public preaching tour of Galilee began on Sunday, January 18, a.d. 28, and continued for about two months, ending with the return to Capernaum […]

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“GUN” CONTROL? REALLY?

June 12, 2022
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Samuel Hux

by Samuel Hux Military Culture (apparently foreign territory to the NRA, its members and enthusiasts) is very specific about the meaning of the word gun.  Either a machine-gun (for battlefield […]

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