The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Remembering St. Crispin’s Day: ‘We Few, We Happy Few, We Band of Brothers …’

Today I was waiting for my pizza to come out of the oven and scrolling through Facebook on my phone when I saw my post from last year (“St. Crispin’s Day: ‘If We Are Mark’d to Die, We Are Enough to Do Our Country Loss’”), and said to myself, “Is today October 25?” Never shall […]

What ‘Diversity’ Really Means

No matter how much the elite pretend otherwise: A recruiter for the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force referred to white men looking to join the air force as “useless white male pilots,” according to emails obtained by several British media outlets. The comments were reportedly made by Squadron Leader Andrew Harwin in an email discussing […]

Inheriting a Legacy of Liberty

In his monumental Reflections on the Revolution in France, Edmund Burke goes to some length to demonstrate how the principle of inheritance operated in English law. The young person to whom he addresses his lecture — which began as a correspondence — seemed to have been deceived by those who contended that the English constitution […]

Prince Harry: The Worst Member of the British Royal Family Since Richard III

Consider this: If it weren’t for the prominence of his family, nobody would give a damn about Harry Windsor. Which is to say, all the respect accorded to any member of the royal family is based on their inherited dignity. Why, then, would Harry go out of his way to trash his own family’s reputation? […]

‘That Wretched Woman’

This was certainly not the only ghoulish hate expressed by the Left after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, but is perhaps the most interesting. What “genocide” was Uju Anya blaming on Her Majesty? This was the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-70, when the southwestern part of the country sought to secede as “Biafra.” The […]

R.I.P., Queen Elizabeth II

When she was just a 14-year-old girl, and England stood alone against Hitler’s terrifying Nazi war machine, Elizabeth inspired her nation by going on the BBC to broadcast a message full of hope and courage: “We are trying to do all we can to help our gallant sailors, soldiers, and airmen, and we are trying, […]

Academic Stasi Protecting Students From White Supremacist Menace of (Checks Notes) 18th-Century Scottish Philosopher

“Don’t worry,” they told us, “it’s just a few Confederate statues.” Next thing you know, the woke mob has come for . . . David Hume? The University of Edinburgh has seen its donations slump by almost £2 million after it “cancelled” the philosopher David Hume over his slavery links. The institution said that 24 […]

The Duke and Duchess of Trash

Sometimes the algorithm turns up a headline that, while utterly silly, nevertheless gets your mind completely off-track: One of Meghan Markle’s most iconic looks will be displayed in a British fashion museum. The Fashion Museum announced Tuesday that the black silk Giorgio Armani dress that the Duchess of Sussex wore for her bombshell interview with […]

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