Sunday 31 December 2017

Another moment in the War of Freedom

'Bastard! Bastard!'

Here is an interesting site on Iran you might like to follow:

Here are something I wrote about Iran at the time of President Obama's infamous Nuclear Deal:

And here is a past post on Iranian freedom fighters:

Happy New 2018 Quadrant!

Perhaps this could be your New Year's Resolution:

Saturday 30 December 2017


Here is the progressive magazine New Yorker attempting to make sense of the new developments in the Islamic Republic of Iran:

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Cook's Tour: Salisbury Review, Winter 2017

Captain James Cook
Here is my latest "Letter from Australia" column for the British magazine Salisbury Review:

Friday 15 December 2017

Mark Steyn on "RussiaGate"

Time got the place right but the year wrong - it should be dated 2016 and not 2017 

Mark Steyn [hat tip Roger Franklin] brings together the latest on "RussiaGate" here:

Monday 11 December 2017

Our Secular Theodicy

I think Matthew Rose's article, "Our Secular Theodicy", is helpful in trying to comprehend the explanation of modern-day leftism:
Possibly, this complements my own view: 

Friday 8 December 2017

Lefty Puritanism

Courtesy of Spectator Australia
Is the 1960s hippy-left being superseded by neo-puritanism: 

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Jerusalem Bound

Roger Franklin, the editor of Quadrant Online, has reprised my article from January, 2017. I stand by every word today, in December, that I wrote eleven months ago:    

Monday 4 December 2017

Friday 1 December 2017

Andrew C. McCarthy: "There's less to the news than meets the eye"

The December 2017 Quadrant magazine is out!
James McCann has a fabulous article in the December 2017 edition of Quadrant magazine titled: "Inside the Melbourne Writers Festival Echo Chamber". It is very entertaining but behind the the subscriber's wall. I have left a link above in case you would like to subscribe to the magazine (including online for a very reasonable rate).  

Friday 10 November 2017

Saturday 28 October 2017

The Paris Statement & Roger Scruton

Sir Roger Scruton

My favourite living philosopher, Roger Scruton, co-authored the Paris Statement:

Twice I have reviewed Roger Scruton's books. Here:  And here:

Wikipedia credits me with a definition of Roger Scruton's form of conservatism - "High Toryism for Common People": 

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Standing Up for the House of Freedom

Subscribe to Quadrant magazine:

Here is my latest article, to be found in the September 2017 edition of Quadrant magazine, just released from behind the paywall:

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Daryl McCann's piece in the Autumn 2017 edition of Salisbury Review

Here is my 'Conservative Classic' column on David Bentley Hart's Atheist Delusions

David Bentley Hart’s Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies was published in 2009 as a direct response to the phenomenon of militant atheism that, at the time, caught the imagination of the book- buying public in the Anglosphere. Prominent amongst these ‘fashionable enemies’ were the so-called ‘Four Horsemen of New Atheism’: Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens. All of these atheist fundamentalists were, in their previous intellectual endeavours, either brilliant or at least notable figures. Experts on religion, alas, they never were, and Hart relishes the opportunity to expose their shortcomings.

Monday 4 September 2017

The Battle for Western Civilisation: Why Australia Day Matters

Australia Day is every January 26th and marks the arrival of the First Fleet

Here is a good article from Quadrant Online on the importance of Australia Day:

Friday 25 August 2017

Living in Truth in Democracy: Vaclav Havel

Without facing the truth and speaking the truth we cannot uphold freedom. This is a fine piece about Vaclav Havel, in Quadrant, July-August 2017, by M.A. Casey Havel:

Tuesday 8 August 2017

We Are Many but We Are One

The Australian Conservatives, on Wednesday, August 9, released their Immigration and Citizenship policy. The five-part programme covers everything from Visa reform to the demand that refugee intakes be determined by Australia itself, as a sovereign state, and not imposed on us by supranational organisations such as the United Nations.

The Left and the PC brigade will be scandalised by the notion that immigration should be in Australia’s “economic, social and cultural interest”. We have reached a strange juncture, surely, when looking after the best interests of our country has become contentious.

Cory Bernardi’s plan to halve our current net immigration makes sense. Why, we need to ask, is the Turnbull government running the largest per capita immigration agenda in the world? The ‘Big Australia’ vision of both Labor and Coalition governments resulted in our population soaring by more than 20 percent between 2003-2015. ‘Big Australia’, in reality, means unmanageable pressure on “services, infrastructure and family incomes”.

The Australian Conservatives are also prepared call out the family reunion stream. The family reunion provision has been a generous way to make it easier for new migrants to begin the path towards integration into Australian society. It was not intended to be exploited by those born in this country. The commitment by the Australian Conservatives to “legislate that family members may only be brought to Australia if those members are declared at the time of the initial visa application” is, therefore, a masterstroke.

The final component of the Australian Conservatives’ immigration policy addresses residency and citizenship, with ten years of crime-free and terror-free residence required before citizenship is granted. In the end, the Immigration and Citizenship policy of the Australian Conservatives asserts that citizenship should have the same meaning for the newcomer as it does for those inviting them into our democratic and free country.        

Saturday 1 July 2017

The July-August edition of Quadrant magazine is out!

Come on, subscribe to Quadrant magazine. It is, in the midst of the War of Freedom, the least you can do! 

Sunday 4 June 2017

SOS...London Calling

The shocking thing is that terrorism works. Today the Salafi jihadists want to cut our throats and tomorrow the Muslim Brotherhood promise to protect us from their Salafi cousins if we do what the Muslim Brotherhood wants:

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Friday 19 May 2017

The new McCarthyists

The modern-day left has become McCarthyite  

"McCarthyism", according to the definition I just looked up, is about making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence. You have to read between the lines, but the writer here appears to grasp that the Washington Post etc are McCarthyite: