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Recent articles of note

“Al-Qa’ida, the second act: Why the global ‘war on terror’ went wrong,” The Independent, by Patrick Cockburn

“How finance gutted manufacturing,” Boston Review, by Suzanne Berger

“Why are so many traders (literally) killing themselves?” Bloomberg, by Barry Ritholtz

“Those nonsensical ‘Google bus’ attacks,” Wall Street Journal, by Malchow

“Put ...

Who are the real bigots in the St. Pat’s spat?

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Gay-rights groups are becoming the enforcers of social conformism.

Read my spiked article in full here.

The West’s double standards on Ukraine

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Our leaders claim to be defending Ukrainian sovereignty. In fact, they’re overriding it.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Recent articles of note

“The domestic basis of American power,” Lawfare, by Francis Fukuyama

“What’s gone wrong with democracy,” The Economist

“The dangers of democracy,” The New York Review of Books, by John Gray [Review of The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy from World War I to the Present, by David Runciman]

Incompetent imperialists reign in Ukraine

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The meddling of the US and the EU has produced nothing but chaos.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Recent articles of note

“The terms of our surrender,” New York Times, by Ross Douthat

“This is no recovery, this is a bubble – and it will burst,” The Guardian, by Ha-Joon Chang

“Forget what the pundits tell you, coastal cities are old news – it’s the sunbelt that’s booming,” Daily Beast, by ...

Ukraine: undemocratic uprising backed by incompetent imperialists

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A corrupt leader, relying on police and military for support, is in power. Protesters who take to the streets, and get beaten back by riot police, must represent the people and democracy, right? No, not necessarily, and Ukraine is ...

Recent articles of note

“Mann vs. Steyn: the trial of the century,” Real Clear Politics, by Robert Tracinski

“Fear and loathing at Wellesley,” Wall Street Journal, by Lenore Skenazy

“Should neo-Nazis be allowed free speech?” The Daily Beast, by Thane Rosenbaum

“Why mass shootings haven’t ushered in a new age of gun control,” ...

DeBlasio and the snow

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I have my criticisms of New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio (see here). But the attacks on him for his handling of yesterday’s snowstorm, and his decision to keep schools open, are a distraction.

Deciding whether to open ...

Facebook comments could get Texas teen put away for 10 years

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In the Washington Post, Radley Balko reports on the unsettling story of Justin Carter, an 18-year old in Texas, who a year ago was arrested, put in jail and charged with a felony based on comments he posted on ...

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