David Solway

An Uncivil War

Left-wing thinking effectively blanks out the real distinctions between representative government and totalitarian dictatorship. – Roger Scruton, Fools, Frauds and Firebrands   There is a growing consensus among conservative writers and many individual citizens that America has descended into a condition of virtual civil war. It is not, or not yet, characterized by military confrontations …

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Riots? What Riots? Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Everyone knows that America is now aflame with widespread riots protesting—or in all too many instances, ostensibly protesting—the death of George Floyd in police custody. As Floyd was black, the rioting, looting, vandalism, destruction of property, defacing of historical monuments and multiple homicides are regarded as a reaction to police violence and institutional racism. As …

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The left’s Great Lie is a pervasive threat to our culture

“The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world,” wrote George Orwell in a 1943 essay, Looking Back on the Spanish War. “Lies will pass into history.” A truer thing was never said about the current omnipresence of the Lie. Of course, everybody lies. That the vast majority of politicians lie, almost as …

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