Category Archives: Philosophy

John Rawls and Modern American Liberalism

Professor Garrett Ward Sheldon of the University of Virginia at Wise gives a 70-minute lecture on John Rawls and his book A Theory of Justice. John Rawls is considered one of the greatest political philosophers of the 20th century. Lecture … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson and academic freedom

Thomas Jefferson’s Conception of ‘Academic Freedom’ and Its Current Condition in American Higher Education Garrett Ward Sheldon The John Morton Beaty Professor of Political and Social Sciences, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. ‘Here we are not afraid to … Continue reading

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Vatican II’s (lost) condemnations of communism

  LifeSite Editor’s note: The lost condemnations of communism prepared for the Second Vatican Council but later discarded and forgotten are now being made available to the public in an English translation for the first time by LifeSiteNews. The translations, … Continue reading

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Orwellian education is on us

Brexit was supposed to liberate Britons from unaccountable government, PC orthodoxy, and high-handed bureaucracy. But who needs Brussels mandarins when supposed Conservatives in Westminster are beholden to the same orthodoxies? Read on (link below). An Orwellian Education Law in Britain

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The relevance today of the Spanish Civil War

Why should you care about the Spanish Civil War? Short answer? Because somewhere out there, there’s a little rich kid arts student with a black mask in his wardrobe who wants to smash your head in with an iron bar, … Continue reading

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Mark Latham on Tony Abbott

The following article appeared in the Daily Telegraph 26 November 2017.  It is also on Mark Latham’s Outsiders website. It is sound advice for Turnbull whose vanity will be an immovable obstacle to following it. Latham could have added that … Continue reading

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Facebook – policing our thoughts

It is another frightening  indication of how deeply Marxism or a Marxist mentality has penetrated Western Society. Who would have dreamt in the 1960s during all that agitation about censorship that a social media company in the 21st century could … Continue reading

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That Knighthood and Tony Abbott’s ideas on cultural links

Media commentators in Australia who describe themselves as conservative or are described by others as conservative joined the media frenzy in response to Tony Abbott’s awarding a knighthood to Prince Philip. In the main, the reasons for their outrage and … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott and the Left’s postmodernist fog

Questions continue to be raised about Tony Abbott’s political position. One leftist critic from his student days said no one knew what Abbott ‘stood for’. Others, including a well-known political commentator, have questioned his conservative credentials. In 2013, I took … Continue reading

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The rise of identity politics

Dr Bella d’Arbrera, Director, Foundations of Western Civilisation Program, IPA, has made an incalculable contribution to the defence of Western Civilisation in Australia. She has meticulously compiled a report on the state (and status) of courses in history departments in … Continue reading

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