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Aug 25, 2018, 9:25 PM
The St Vitus’s Dance of the modern age: On Corbyn and his apologists
"The party," wrote Orwell in 1984, "Told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." The Labour Party, in 2018, counsels much the same thing. Consider the following: We are asked...
Jun 14, 2018, 6:00 PM
Praying For Failure: Trump and the Confounding of the Critics
Niall Ferguson observed back in the summer of 2016 that the worst nightmare for the liberal mindset wasn't a Trump Presidency- it was a successful Trump Presidency. Well, here we are. Confronted by a booming economy at home and...
Jun 4, 2018, 10:53 PM
No Laughter in Heaven: Corbyn and the Cult of Humorlessness
With clockwork predictability, the response of Corbyn's cultists this week to a comedy skit by Tracey Ullman was to assign it to the nefarious machinations of a vast Zionist conspiracy against the Dear Leader; another example of the relentless...
May 23, 2018, 12:24 AM
Livingstone, Labour, and the Jews
One of the collateral misfortunes of the far left's appropriation of the British Labour Party has been the perfusion into the popular consciousness of hardcore antisemitic canards formerly the preserve of underground pamphleteers and wild-eyed placard-makers: Jews controlled the...
May 17, 2018, 10:34 PM
Narrative Engineering: Spectacle and Reality in Gaza
Saul Bellow called it "event glamour" -- the recursive process, endemic to the news cycle, whereby spectacle becomes news and news in turn feeds the spectacle. 9/11, for example, would have been unthinkable- literally unthinkable- in an age without...
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