Americans’ D-Day heroism still takes the breath away

Jun 6, 2019 by

by Laura Perrins, TCW: Today is the 74th anniversary of the 1944 D-Day landings. To mark it, I urge you to watch Ken Burns’s epic series on America and World War II, simply titled The War. Each episode is more than two hours long. The series meticulously documents WWII from the American viewpoint, recording the fierce battles both in the Pacific and Europe. They fought and died in this war, ordinary, young American men, on a volunteer basis, because their country asked them to. The D-Day...

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Theodicy in one witty sentence

Mar 11, 2019 by

by Alexander Boot: Some great minds have devoted countless tomes to theodicy, the explanation of how God permits the existence of evil – and some mediocre minds have used such laxity as a target for attacks on faith. Encapsulating that whole complex argument in a snappy epigram would seem impossible, and so it is. But Evelyn Waugh made a good fist of it. A friend of his, Nancy Mitford I believe, remarked that for a Catholic he was a nasty bit of work. “You have no idea,” replied Waugh, “how...

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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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