Aussie academics wrong on “Western Civ”

In recent weeks, a discussion has been underway at the Australian National University (ANU) about a large donation to set up a course in Western Civilisation. A number of academics are against this, with the usual set of spurious arguments. It would unbalance the university by giving too much to…

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Europe – be careful what you wish for!

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has told French radio that U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal was a mistake, adding that the United States should not consider itself as the world’s “economic policeman.” The Europeans, in particular the British, French and Germans, are…

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China’s BRI & AIBB – Minus U.S. & Japan

China’s Long-Term Strategy vs The West’s Civil War and Short-Termism While the effectively bankrupt West is tearing itself apart and undermining its society, economy and science, China is not just getting on with it, but forging ahead. A good starting point in understanding what is happening now, with all the…

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Whatever happened to the dialectic?

Rhetoric Is the Art of Persuasion – Aristotle Source: http://sodralatinsgymnasium.stockholm.se/humanistiska-programmet-inriktning-sprak Soon after our article on Anthony Scaramucci’s BBC interview, the new White House Communications Director hit the headlines after a telephone rant full of expletives with Ryan Lizza, a journalist at The New Yorker. As usual, the commentariat put the…

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Transgender Ban vs Russia and China in the Baltic

On Wednesday 25 July 2017, President Trump’s announcement on Twitter that transgender people would be banned from serving in the US military predictably made the headlines. But just days before, Chinese warships entered the Baltic Sea for the first time – a profound development which was barely registered by the…

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Macron in trouble as forecast

When the new French president Emmanuel Macron took office on 14 May 2017, his approval rating stood at 62% and in June rose to 64%. But this week, his rating has slumped to just 54%, the biggest drop since Jacques Chirac’s approval fell by 15 points between May and July 1995.…

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