Homage to Catalonia

The tension between the local and the national is not a recent development in human affairs. Independence movements throughout history stem from this tension. It led to the Confederacy seceding from the United States of America, the Republic of Ireland breaking away from the United Kingdom, and the United Kingdom voting for Brexit. Despite, or … Continue reading Homage to Catalonia

What Happened? The economy, stupid

In recent weeks former US presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has been promoting her new book What Happened? In it, Clinton gives her own verdict on her defeat to Donald Trump in 2016 – something which Clinton has since admitted she did not expect. The 2016 presidential election was one of the closest elections in American … Continue reading What Happened? The economy, stupid

The Globalists are the Dreamers

Immigration should not be a dirty word. It is because of mankind’s restless spirit that homo sapiens ventured out of Africa all those years go, that America was discovered, and that man will one day live on another planet. But, it has become a dirty word because of the way that it has been managed … Continue reading The Globalists are the Dreamers

Enemy at the Gates

Babylon was conquered by the Persians; Rome was conquered by the Goths; Communism was conquered by Capitalism. All empires fall. All civilising projects come to an end. As our statues fall one-by-one the world over, the civilising mission ushered in by the Renaissance and the Enlightenment enters its final hour. The old guard, armed with … Continue reading Enemy at the Gates