Shining a light on the endlessly divisive social conflicts

Feb 25, 2019 by

by John Anderson, The Australian: Over the past 12 months, I have ­recorded three long conversations with Jordan Peterson because I ­believe he is making a tremendously important contribution to the public square. All seven of his events featured in his trip to Australia last year were sold out, triggering my initial interest in recording a conversation for my website. I believe there are five main reasons for this high level of interest. Each one of these reasons I believe shines a light on...

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Syria: Allah’s Armageddon. Let’s not make it our own

Dec 29, 2018 by

by Jules Gomes, Frontpage Magazine: “But if the cause be not good, the King himself hath a heavy reckoning to make,” says soldier Williams in Shakespeare’s Henry V, before the Battle of Agincourt. In the face of opposition from Republicans and Democrats and international allies, President Donald Trump has ruled that the Syrian cause is not a good one. “Does the USA want to be the Policeman of the Middle East, getting NOTHING but spending precious lives and trillions of dollars protecting...

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Syria Was Never a Just War

Dec 28, 2018 by

by Jules Gomes, Frontpage Magazine: The West should fight wars based on the principles of Augustine, not Mohammed. “Moral factors cannot be ignored in war . . . Moral elements are among the most important in war,” wrote Prussian military strategist Carl von Clausewitz. “Without just cause nothing that follows can be justified, even if it can be more and less virtuous,” writes ethicist Nigel Biggar in his book In Defence of War. Almost unique among modern ethicists, the Regius Professor of...

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Taking on the Social Justice Warriors

Dec 20, 2018 by

by Eric Kaufmann, UnHerd: Even if Remain wins out and Trump is defeated in 2020, one thing is pretty certain: we will continue to live in polarised times. In my new book Whiteshift I argue that one of the main forces driving this fracturing is the perfectionist creed of multiculturalism, whose shock troops are the so-called Social Justice Warriors (SJWs). Spearheaded by radical staff and students, and leveraging twitter to harass and intimidate opponents, SJW excesses provide fodder for the...

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Twitter’s dangerous approach to ‘hate speech’

Dec 13, 2018 by

by Meghan Murphy, UnHerd: A little over two weeks ago, I was permanently suspended from Twitter. My crime? ‘Misgendering’ – I referred to an individual who claims to identify as a “transwoman” (but who goes by a male, as well as a female, name) as “him”. Apparently, using male pronouns to describe a male violates Twitter’s rules against “hateful conduct.” But unless stating facts is hate speech, I had not said anything “hateful”. By deeming my comments ‘hateful conduct’, Twitter is allowing a...

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The hell of Yemen and the ambitions of Iran

Dec 4, 2018 by

by Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack, TCW: WE all know of Yemen, but we don’t know about it. The magnitude of the suffering in what David Beasley, executive director of the UN World Food Program, describes as ‘the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since the UN came into existence’ is so great that we cannot see beyond the pain. The suffering of Yemen provides its own blinkers to our understanding of what lies behind the horror. More than 4million children are in danger of death through starvation,...

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