The soft bigotry of hard leftism

You see this over and over again in the Western modern world: The very people who rant on & on that the results of all endeavours—not the opportunity, but the results—must be equal for everyone, are the same little tyrants who insist women and blacks and browns...

Cometh the hour, cometh the man*

What a man and a book to match—Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts, 982 pages of reading pleasure about this giant of the 20th century! I always knew Winston Churchill was admirable, indomitable, optimistic, but I did not know the obstacles in his way...

Reclaiming the bourgeoisie

  Not perfect, but good “In a fallen world the bourgeois life is not perfect. But it’s better than any available alternative.” So begins Deidre N. McCloskey in Bourgeois Virtues in her defence of the middle class—a class that the intelligentsia praised as it...

Climate-change orthodoxy

  The Paris Accord Oren Cass in a Manhattan Institute report exposed the utter vacuity of the Paris Climate Agreement: It is an accord made up of pieces of paper—one from each signatory country—stapled together to promise NOTHING. China said it would reach peak...

The Academy and Marx

You can’t make this stuff up. Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, a prestigious university named for two of America’s wealthiest capitalists, is having a year-long celebration in honour of Karl Marx’s 200th birthday—a university that charges US$70,000/year in...

How to be a conservative – Part 2

…inspired by my mentor, Roger Scruton (All quotes, unless otherwise attributed, are from How to be a Conservative by Roger Scruton.) In Part 2, I continue with Scruton’s advice on how we conservatives can fight the good fight to preserve and enhance the strength of...