Monthly Archives: November 2016

Roger Scruton comments on Trump’s victory

Roger Scruton, the world’s preeminent conservative philosopher, gave an analysis on BBC radio of what Donald Trump’s victory in the US elections means – for America and the world. Many conservatives would agree with him on most points of his analysis … Continue reading

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Catholics’ crucial last minute support for Donald Trump

According to a Washington Times report, most Catholics did not decide their vote for Donald Trump until the last moment when ‘in one of the most profound demographic shifts’ witnessed in US elections many swung their support behind Trump. Exit … Continue reading

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What did Burke say exactly about good men, bad men and the triumph of evil?

The quotation most frequently attributed to Edmund Burke about g00d men and bad men and the triumph of evil is not something Burke said though it sounds like Burke. The passage from the Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents on which … Continue reading

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Islam without the tinted spectacles of political correctness

Fr Paul Stenhouse MSC PhD is an acknowledged expert on Islam and the Middle East. He began a series on Islam in Annals Australasia in March 2015. There are ten outstanding articles in the series covering all aspects of Islam … Continue reading

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A rare pleasure – the left suffers shock and awe

Somehow I was not surprised when Donald Trump stepped forward as a Republican candidate for the US presidency. Such an absurd and hopeless attempt to enter the political arena at the highest level was consistent with the brash, overconfident character … Continue reading

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‘Ladies, you are an utter disgrace’

Sixty years ago most adults and most organizations were insistent on teaching good manners to those coming after them. The teaching was direct and indirect. It was direct in the sense that parents and teachers instructed their charges on how … Continue reading

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