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Wednesday, 21 April 2021 01:53

Remembering Andrew Peacock

Andrew Peacock has passed away, an event accompanied by glowing tributes (inevitably, "great Australian") from the political class, present and past.  How good was Peacock?  And what, if any, were his achievements?

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 20 April 2021 07:15

The Illiberalism of Pro-Vaxxer “Liberals”

Those who have opposed lockdowns because of the impact they have on personal freedom should also be manning the barricades in relation to vaccine mandates, and not giving them a pass because they will help return life to "normal".

Published in The Freedoms Project
Monday, 01 March 2021 03:21

There May Be Some Hope Yet

A few recent indications suggest that Australians might be fighting back.  Finally.

Published in Politics
Friday, 12 February 2021 00:48

The Gays Are Not For Turning

The Victorian Parliament recently passed horrific legislation designed to solve a problem that does not exist and, in doing so, trod all over the rights of families, medical practitioners, those experiencing unwanted same sex attraction and the Church.

Published in Sexual Revolution
Friday, 05 February 2021 23:47

Abbott and Trump

Losing Trump was just like losing Abbott.  Two feisty conviction politicians with much in common have been lost to the West.  Their many enemies are grinning.  We will miss them both.  (A version of this article appears in the 6 February 2021 edition of The Spectator Australia).

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 08:22

The Hexagon of Tyranny

We are facing a six-headed monster of tyranny.  Freedom is on the line, as Western, so-called democratic governments have trashed our basic human rights.  How much do we know, or care?

Published in The Freedoms Project
Saturday, 10 October 2020 05:25

Scotties and Chotties - A Marriage Made in Covid

We now inhabit a strange world where politicians and health bureaucrats, working in tandem, run just about every element of our lives.  This weird new system has replaced democracy as we once knew it, and it may not be over any time soon.  We should all find this quite chilling.  And sinister.  

Published in Politics

Cancel culture is all around.  It crushes rational debate and destroys freedom of thought and speech.  The latest victim is the eminent British historian David Starkey, caught up cruelly in the Black Lives Matter debate.  His cancellation raises important questions for how those who value freedom fight against leftist revolutionary thought and practice.

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 12:13

When Hayek Met Habermas

The modern culture wars have their genesis in a most unfortunate marriage of convenience between two intellectual and political movements.  The proponents of economic liberty and the cultural marxists who emerged in the 1960s found common cause in radical individualism, in the 1980s.  And we have all suffered since.

Published in Politics

There is something rotten in the State of New South Wales.  The State is run by paid lobbyists who control the Liberal Party.  And the interests and philosophies of these puppeteers are decidedly not those of mainstream folks who believe, naively, that they control the governments that they vote for.  The governments are puppets.

Published in Politics