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31.08.2020

Canada’s new Conservative leader speaks to and for the common sense majority

Erin O'Toole wants to lead Canada back to the heart of the Western alliance...

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25.08.2020

Americans no longer care about the rule of law

What is howled down as an abuse from the other side is cheered from your own - an attitude incompatible with liberal democracy...

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10.08.2020

Victimhood does not confer virtue

John Hume was no better, morally, than his Unionist opponents; but he happened to represent the side seen as the underdog...

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03.08.2020

No country is perfect, but the notion that slavery was a peculiarly American vice is ridiculous

When people say they want to study American history "warts and all", they often want to look only at the warts...

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27.07.2020

Twitter has infected older media with its angry, aggressive, infuriating tone

Social media give us what we secretly want: opinion presented as news, moralising assertions, confirmation bias...

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20.07.2020

We have inverted the old liberal ideal - skin colour should matter no more than hair colour

The NYT's logic is that two American babies born on the same day arrive with pre-existing grievances against each other...

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14.07.2020

The silent majority is always bigger than you think

Voters hate disorder more than anything else. The BLM unrest might just have put Trump back in the game...

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06.07.2020

After years of building its strength, China has chosen this moment to strike

Snuffing out Hong Kong's freedoms is a clear breach of China's international commitments and a challenge to the world ...

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29.06.2020

Why do the few conservatives who criticise Donald Trump attract such vitriol?

Could it be that they are the GOP's bad conscience, a reminder of what used to be mainstream conservative values?...

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23.06.2020

Big Tech plus Big Government equals an unholy corporatist racket

Have you ever wondered why tech companies spend a fortune on hiring ex-pols like Nick Clegg?...

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15.06.2020

What have London statues to do with Minneapolis police?

The assumption that people in different countries are defined primarily by skin colour is a curious one...

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08.06.2020

It was bound to end in violence

No one disputes that George Floyd's death was atrocious, so the only way to stand out is to be angrier than anyone else...

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05.06.2020

The irrational lockdown contagion

Why did so many countries impose mass quarantines? For the same reason that people in Columbus Ohio started running in 1913....

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25.05.2020

Trump’s supporters expected something a little more authoritarian

The President's uncharacteristically laissez-faire approach may end up being right, but it is costing him support....

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18.05.2020

What if it has all been for nothing?

The idea that we may have needlessly destroyed lives and livelihoods is almost too awful to contemplate....

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13.05.2020

Time for a British-American Free Trade Agreement

At a time like this, we need to pull every lever we can....

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04.05.2020

Seven trends the virus will accelerate and three it will halt

Bigger government, stronger China, harder borders, more debt, less freedom....

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29.04.2020

There is so far little correlation between the strictness of a lockdown and the infection rate

Human psychology rather than epidemiology is behind the crackdowns ...

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20.04.2020

The virus has made us more authoritarian - and there is no reason to think we’ll change back

Our politics will change malignly and permanently. Big Government is back....

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10.04.2020

A lot of non-religious people are suddenly praying

You'd think a virus would undermine belief in a benign Maker, but the effect seems to be the opposite....

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06.04.2020

We will look back with false nostalgia on these wretched times

We'll remember the quiet skies and the family meals, not the poverty and the privation....

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30.03.2020

Might the isolation measures eventually cause as many fatalities as the virus?

It's the grim calculation that no one likes to talk about....

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25.03.2020

We are all socialists now

The real test is how quickly we can lift these unprecedented restrictions on our freedom...

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16.03.2020

There is no case for restricting international travel

Our hunter-gatherer genomes make us fear strangers, but the virus is already global...

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09.03.2020

British and American politics often move in lockstep - and that should alarm us

Don't assume that Bernie would be Corbyn 2019 rather than Corbyn 2017...

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03.03.2020

Is India in the Anglosphere?

India could be the West's most powerful ally, but only if it continues to liberalise....

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24.02.2020

There’s a reason that the movement of population in the Americas is almost all one way

It's the United States, not Latin America, that is the outlier: it has, unusually, elevated production over predation....

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17.02.2020

Getting the votes doesn’t make you a democrat

Imagine a Sinn Féin politician muttering to a parliamentary opponent "We know where your daughter goes to school"....

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14.02.2020

75 years ago, we lost the war - or, at least, we let Stalin win it

We inflicted two generations of misery on hundreds of millions of Europeans ...

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27.01.2020

Never mind 1619: the real American story was 1620, and the ornery individualism of the Pilgrims

That an anti-Catholic sect ended up creating the first truly pluralist nation is little short of miraculous...

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16.01.2020

Sir Roger Scruton, 1944-2020

Professor Sir Roger Scruton, who died Jan. 11, was the greatest conservative of our era....

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13.01.2020

Soleimani’s death fits Trump’s desire for orderly withdrawal from the Middle East

There are withdrawals, and then, there are withdrawals....

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06.01.2020

Academia spearheads the return of race-sorting

Is it acceptable to restrict academic scholarship to members of particular racial groups? ...

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16.12.2019

Why Putin will never be a friend

What does Vladimir Putin want? It is hard to read much into his flat, high-cheekboned face. ...

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09.12.2019

Will the Brexit Party prevent Brexit?

Here is a paradox. The Brexit Party, despite its name, cannot deliver Brexit, but might yet prevent it....

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02.12.2019

Jeremy Corbyn is campaigning like Trump did, and he’s hoping for a similar surprise win

Next week’s general election in the United Kingdom ought to have been a slam dunk. ...

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25.11.2019

Why the Holocaust is more than just another genocide

The easy reaction is outrage. How dare Roger Hallam, the founder of Extinction Rebellion, seek to downplay the Holocaust?...

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11.11.2019

Milton Friedman’s arguments will never age

Fairlee, Vermont — At the top of a steep hill here stands a green hexagonal cottage....

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04.11.2019

Boris will win, and Britain will at last move on

For the fourth time in as many years, the United Kingdom is going to the polls....

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28.10.2019

Why is ‘Mr. Brexit’ concentrating his tariffs on the UK?

Tariffs always cause the most damage to the country that imposes them....

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22.10.2019

Voter fraud is a real thing, even in Britain

In 2005, a British high court judge stunned the nation by pointing to “electoral fraud that would disgrace a banana republic” ...

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22.10.2019

Voter fraud is a real thing, even in Britain

In 2005, a British high court judge stunned the nation by pointing to “electoral fraud that would disgrace a banana republic” ...

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10.10.2019

Kindness, the last defense against totalitarianism

When I saw in the news that the University of California...

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03.10.2019

As Iran-Saudi tensions rise, the US should stay out of it

We all know what is wrong with Iran. It is a repressive theocracy and a rogue state....

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26.09.2019

Boris, Brexit, and the politicization of Britain’s judiciary

A politicized court rules against an elected government. ...

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19.09.2019

A dim-witted war on vaping

My teenage daughter vapes. She half-heartedly tries to hide it from me, but parents are rarely as slow-witted ...

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16.09.2019

The clearest sign John Bolton was doing his job

The London studio used by Fox News just happens to be in the same building, and I had asked John in after bumping into him on th...

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02.09.2019

Blame Bolsonaro — why not?

When bad things happen, we want to blame someone....

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26.08.2019

Americans already think plenty about slavery

Americans don’t think enough about slavery? Seriously? ...

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08.08.2019

The EU’s last ultimatum on Brexit is intended to fail

Imagine that Donald Trump wanted to reopen trade talks with the European Union....

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01.08.2019

Boris Johnson is no Donald Trump

Now really, chaps, that’s quite enough....

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18.07.2019

It’s not about the man

America’s culture wars are crossing the Atlantic....

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11.07.2019

Democratic presidential candidates are turning into gloom merchants

The United States is the wealthiest and most powerful country in the world. ...

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08.07.2019

Bring on Brexit, because we’re losing our minds waiting

Any lingering reputation the British had in Europe for being understated ...

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20.06.2019

Something is amiss in the tribalist GOP

What would you say is the primary task of a U.S. congressman?...

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13.06.2019

Why South America’s prospects are looking up

My career as a financial tipster lasted only a few seconds...

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06.06.2019

How small we can be

America’s culture wars came to London last week....

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03.06.2019

D-Day, 75 years on

Seventy-five years ago, my local pub was the scene of a lethal gunfight. ...

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27.05.2019

Prosperity is killing our politics

The political system we have known since 1945 is coming to an end. ...

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10.05.2019

How capitalism will save endangered species

Not long ago, a new variety of orchid was discovered at the Newmarket racecourse in Suffolk, England....

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03.05.2019

The anti-Semitic roots of Jeremy Corbyn’s rage

Here’s a snippet of U.K. news you might have missed. ...

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29.04.2019

Why protectionism fails

Last year, a Michigan-based washing machine maker called Whirlpool complained that it was being undercut by Chinese imports....

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08.04.2019

The UK’s ‘Remainers’ will tear down democracy and all its rules to get their way

“The United Kingdom,” the New York Times proclaims with its customary tone of Olympian certainty, “has gone mad.”...

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02.04.2019

The West is betraying Nigeria

In 2015, for the first time in 55 years, Nigerians changed their rulers through a democratic election....

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22.03.2019

How do terrorists want us to react?

A terrorist is like a mouse confronting an elephant....

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15.03.2019

Parliament goes chicken on Brexit

Every time I think Britain’s MPs have touched bottom, they sink lower....

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08.03.2019

Who needs universal basic income?

Supporters of universal basic income (UBI) share with Marxists an almost heroic indifference to evidence....

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01.03.2019

Socialism, the default ideology of teen Manichaeans

All over Europe, children are walking out of class to protest climate change....

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22.02.2019

The roots of Tucker Carlson’s rage

Leftists are celebrating what they regard as a vintage, chateau-bottled “gotcha”...

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15.02.2019

Britain dodged angry nativism; France and Italy did not

The last time France recalled its ambassador to Rome was in June 1940...

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11.02.2019

The continuing creep of social injustice

Let’s start with the basics: What was so appalling about Liam Neeson’s behavior?...

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01.02.2019

An unlearned and arrogant ‘woke’ Left goes after Winston Churchill

Is there a more closed-minded creature in discovered space than a young left-winger in command of a Twitter account?...

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28.01.2019

High CEO pay is perfectly justifiable — here’s why

Living standards are higher than they have ever been...

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18.01.2019

Britain’s elite are no longer hiding their effort to overturn Brexit

I owe my voters an apology. During the 2016 Brexit referendum...

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14.01.2019

Donald Trump downgrades EU diplomats — good!

The EU’s diplomats in Washington are fuming. It turns out that they have been quietly downgraded by the State Department....

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07.01.2019

How immigration makes us all irrational

Why would you risk your life to get out of France? I can think a few reasons not to want to live there...

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01.01.2019

Why the whale has such emotional sway over us all

We look at whales with a degree of awe, almost veneration....

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24.12.2018

How the Europhiles are blowing up Britain

You want to know what’s going on in British politics at the moment? ...

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17.12.2018

The totalitarian university

Totalitarianism doesn’t always come wearing jackboots....

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10.12.2018

How Macron became the populist without popularity

Emmanuel Macron’s global (and globalist) admirers have suddenly gone very quiet....

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26.11.2018

The US is making a huge error in backing this spoiled Saudi princeling

When Mohammed bin Salman came to power in 2017, there was disquiet in Riyadh....

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19.11.2018

Trump and nation-state versus Macron and supranationalism

No French politician ever lost votes by bashing the Americans....

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12.11.2018

Racial categorization is making an unfortunate comeback

Remember Rachel Dolezal, who had to resign as president of her local chapter of the NAACP when it turned out that she was white?...

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29.10.2018

Don’t abandon lawful immigration

Here are three different ways to run an immigration regime. ...

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22.10.2018

Falling IQ scores may explain why politics has turned so nasty

I’ve worked out why we loathe each other so much ...

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15.10.2018

US, Britain must arm for virtual wars if they want to preserve the world for freedom

Prominent Chinese citizens are disappearing at an alarming rate, sometimes in what look like clear cases of overseas rendition. ...

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08.10.2018

‘The Satanic Verses,’ 30 years later

Exactly 30 years ago, India became the first country to ban The Satanic Verses, a novel by the British-Indian author Salman Rush...

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01.10.2018

If even Putin can’t fix pensions, who can?

Russian President Vladimir Putin is losing elections....

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17.09.2018

A US-UK deal will revolutionize world trade

Let’s take Donald Trump both seriously and literally. ...

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10.09.2018

The West is losing liberalism

We’re slipping backwards...

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03.09.2018

The republic will survive Trump, but will the Republicans?

I gave Recep Tayyip Erdogan the benefit of the doubt for too long. ...

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20.08.2018

Boris Johnson and the burqa

“ Boris Johnson and the Burqa” has turned into Britain’s surprise summer blockbuster...

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13.08.2018

Russian aggression keeps happening because it keeps working

Exactly ten years ago, Russian forces crossed the Georgian border in anger. ...

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06.08.2018

The soft bigotry of the New York Times

Sarah Jeong is a journalist who was hired by the New York Times last week as an editorial writer. ...

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30.07.2018

There’s a reason politics isn’t for optimists

Given the circumstances of its founding, you’d think America would be an optimistic, forward-looking place. ...

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23.07.2018

The Russians probably don’t have anything on Trump, and that’s the worst part

Shall I tell you the worst part of the Trump-Putin fiasco?...

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16.07.2018

Should NATO even exist anymore?

What is the point of NATO these days?...

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