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Polarisation takes us back to the 19th century

We seem to be on the cusp of another age of sharp tribalisation, where people of different beliefs and persuasions increasingly lead different lives and share different spaces, passing each …


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Where are the songs of freedom?

A discussion at PJ Media and then Instapundit, about music and the end of the Cold War, which we should be celebrating throughout this year, but we won’t be very …


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What Trotsky’s granddaughter said

In one of those cruel strokes of fate, all of Leon Trotsky’s four children predeceased him, even if many would not feel any passion for one of the fathers of …


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Monte Cassino, great-grandfather and a bear

On May 18, the day Australia goes to the polls, on the other side of the world we will be memorating the 75th anniversary of the end of the bloodiest …

Hands off my books, Marie


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Lending a pinching hand

This guy will be very happy today: So will Julie Bishop. With a big emphasis on disability and 50 skin shades of same or different sex multiracial couples holding hands, …


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The case for love socialism

A friend of mine on Facebook has indirectly turned my attention to this Medium piece from a few years back, which summarises the results of a not very scientific but …