Politics

Exorcising the franchise

Throughout the year 2020 the media have made a big to-do about the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.  As is always the case when the media look backwards, something that was controversial in its day is no longer controversial.  The history is settled.  It’s been a win-win situation …

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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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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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