Beware the Ideologues in Psychologists’ Clothing

Feb 4, 2019 by

by Jordan Peterson: Comment on the APA Guidelines for the Treatment of Boys and Men. The American Psychological Association (APA) recently released their Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men (paralleling, in principle, their 2007 guidelines for girls and women). It manages to be simultaneously predictable, reprehensible, infuriating and disheartening — no mean feat for a single document. Make no mistake about it: this document constitutes an all-out assault on masculinity,...

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Safeguarding & the presumption of innocence. Welby, Machiavelli and George Bell

Jan 31, 2019 by

by Gavin Ashenden: There was something truly shocking about the police leaking the news of their raid on Cliff Richard’s house to the BBC, who then made sure a helicopter was in the sky filming their break in. The presumption of innocence until proved guilty beyond reasonable doubt is such an important part of our culture. It is a key element in protecting the individual and the standards of public truth. It protects me; it protects you; it was supposed to protect Cliff Richard. He wrote “I...

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Rewilding Civil Society

Jan 9, 2019 by

By Andy Smarick, Public Discourse: In conservation biology, a complex ecosystem whose health was slowly compromised over time can be revivified through a cascade of positive changes set in motion by reintroducing one of that system’s previous components. That’s exactly what today’s civil society needs, and conservative policymakers can help. We mustn’t shy away from using policy to achieve important ends—not just freedom, but the lessons, beliefs, and norms that make a free society succeed. A...

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The rise of civic Christianity and the collapse of the Church

Oct 6, 2018 by

David Robertson, theweeflea. It’s a somewhat strange paradox. As the church seems to be in decline, the number of religious items in the news increases and the clergy are everywhere… …Despite the most fervent wishes of the more militant secularists religion is not going to disappear from civil society soon. Indeed I suspect it is highly likely that it will become even more prominent, but is this a good thing? What we call civic Christianity seems to be growing – or it is as least...

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Six types of ‘useful idiot’

Sep 26, 2018 by

by James Bloodworth, UnHerd: The appalling scenes emerging from Venezuela – where the citizens of the most oil-rich country in the world have been reduced to scavenging in rubbish bins for food – should act as a cautionary tale to those inclined to project utopian aspirations onto societies they do not understand. Just a handful of years ago the Venezuelan government was praised uncritically by much of the Western left. Today it is an embarrassment – every emaciated Venezuelan a testament to...

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Socialist Venezuela and the death of civilisation

Sep 12, 2018 by

by Paul T Horgan, The Conservative Woman: By June 1953, the workers in Soviet-occupied East Germany had had enough. There was severe rationing, power cuts, and arrests for dissent. Money that could be spent on the people was instead being sent to Moscow or went on security. The tipping point was a state-mandated wage cut disguised as raised work quotas. The streets erupted. Soviet tanks and troops firing live ammunition into crowds restored order. The Marxist writer Bertolt Brecht expressed...

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