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@DanielJHannan

06.07.2021

The world over, we are giving up on liberal democracy

Process is subordinated to a preferred outcome, and no one cares about the rules any more...

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28.06.2021

Britain is the Anglosphere outlier in its attachment to lockdown

Ever since 1940, we have been more authoritarian than our daughter nations...

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25.06.2021

The green jobs fallacy

Governments can't "create" jobs - at least, not without destroying other jobs...

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19.06.2021

The Anglo-American alliance: still making the world safe 80 years on

Renewing the Atlantic Charter was a reminder that freedom is guaranteed by the Anglosphere in arms...

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07.06.2021

When did we decide to make big businesses our moral arbiters?

An entrepreneur is already behaving morally by running a profitable company...

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01.06.2021

Trade sanctions won’t work against Belarus - or anyone else

Either topple the regime or learn to live with it, but don't imagine that an economic embargo will make the slightest difference...

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24.05.2021

Now the woke come after imperial units

If any system was imposed by force, it was metrication - but we are way past logic here...

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18.05.2021

What’s wrong with Anglo-Saxon values?

Thomas Jefferson was right: the roots of modern liberty stretch back to pre-Norman England...

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10.05.2021

Why Northern Ireland will endure

Irish republicans chose maximum distance from Britain over accommodating Ulster's identity...

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03.05.2021

Ghislaine Maxwell is as entitled as anyone else to the presumption of innocence

Bad people - perhaps bad people especially - deserve justice...

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26.04.2021

Communism is back - thanks to Covid

Peru is set to become the first country to elect a Marxist with a majority in peacetime. But it won't be the last...

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22.04.2021

Diversity training makes things worse

It isn't just useless - it actually implants new biases and grievances...

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14.04.2021

It’s official - ethnic minorities flourish in Britain

Race professionals are struggling to keep up their claim that things are getting worse...

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06.04.2021

Cancel culture only ever applies in one direction

Michel Foucault will remain a woke icon, despite revelations that he abused young Arab boys...

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29.03.2021

Why do some deaths matter more than others? Because of the lockdowns

Cooped up off school and off work, we seize on tragic events and try to build them into something bigger...

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26.03.2021

Brussels goes full Chávez

Expropriating stock, seizing factories, breaking laws - and all to cover its own mistakes...

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15.03.2021

Victimhood trumps everything - decency, consistency, honesty, the lot

Claim to belong to an oppressed group and no one will want to challenge your version of events...

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10.03.2021

And then they came for Dr Seuss

He might have had impeccable liberal credentials, but our woke inquisitors don't care about things like that...

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01.03.2021

The woke have met their match in Shakespeare

Attempts to find racism in the corpus diminishes those seeking it, not the corpus...

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23.02.2021

Minimum wages hurt the poor

A better way to raise living standards for the least well off is to cut taxes on employment and investment, and so create jobs...

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15.02.2021

Nationalists without being patriots

Western democracies are losing ground to authoritarianism - globally and domestically...

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09.02.2021

The more time we spend online, the angrier and more extreme we become

On Brexit, Trump and the lockdowns, I have gone from being extreme to being wet without altering my views...

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01.02.2021

Maybe Americans will finally understand what Brexit was really about

It is the EU, not Britain, that is the populist, protectionist rogue state...

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25.01.2021

Does the label “genocide” make anything better?

We should be wary of collectivising people in death, as in life...

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18.01.2021

The solution to America’s culture war is radical decentralisation

The two tribes are now so far apart, and so geographically clustered, that there is no way of bridging the gap...

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13.01.2021

The republic will survive Trump - but will the Republicans?

The GOP must break cleanly with the man who came late and malevolently to the party...

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21.12.2020

The woke will stop at nothing in pursuit of their demented cultural revolution

Julie Burchill, a provocatrice hired to write a provocative book, has it cancelled - fore being too provocative ...

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15.12.2020

If there were a way to make wealth taxes work, some country would have found it by now

You can only confiscate present wealth, not future wealth - and future wealth won't be created if it's subject to confiscation...

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09.12.2020

The day is coming when we will wonder how anyone could eat an animal

Clean meat will free up vast tracts of land and reduce carbon emissions...

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30.11.2020

Why the United States should join the CPTPP

Pulling out of the Pacific trade deal opened the door to Chinese hegemony...

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23.11.2020

Irish America clings to quarrels now largely forgotten in Ireland itself

The tragic circumstances of the migration made the US different from other diaspora communities...

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17.11.2020

GOP leaders know that Trump has lost - but they won’t say so out loud

The president's peevishness is harming the Republicans and undermining the Republic...

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09.11.2020

One thing distinguishes the United States from Latin America - the rule of law

Those who refuse to accept an election result because they resent the outcome are endangering American exceptionalism...

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02.11.2020

Commentators are over-compensating, refusing the believe the signs that Biden will win

As with Britain in 2019, the polls may turn out to have been right all along...

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26.10.2020

The world that lies beyond the lockdowns will be an uglier and more authoritarian one

Power has shifted to the autocracies, and even in the West liberalism is in retreat...

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20.10.2020

It’s Kang versus Kodos, a knave or a fool, a fantasist Falstaff against a senescent Lear

Whoever wins the 2020 presidential election, America is heading in a darker direction...

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12.10.2020

Sweden has demolished the case for the lockdown

Low population density? Economic hit? Higher death rate than Finland? All utterly irrelevant...

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06.10.2020

A war out of a comic novel

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has a Gilbert and Sullivan quality...

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28.09.2020

Hume, Voltaire, Kant, Darwin - identity politics is turning on the men who made the Enlightenment

An irrationalist creed is now openly attacking logic and science as white male baggage...

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21.09.2020

Joe Biden’s ignorance about Northern Ireland jeopardises the Atlantic Alliance

The Democrat, who has long flirted with extreme republicanism, is threatening the UK over a complete non-issue...

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14.09.2020

Sweden’s strategy is working - which suggests that the rest of us ruined ourselves needlessly

The Swedish counter-example means lockdown enthusiasts can't claim that things would otherwise have been worse...

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07.09.2020

If the presidential election is close, the losers won’t accept the result

Civil wars happen, not when people disagree about what should be done, but when they disagree about who has the right to do it...

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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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