That’s from ‘Venezuela’s economic and political crisis in charts’ in the Financial Times from July. In Australia, the IPA and Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson are among the few standing up for the Venezuelan people. Matthew Lesh pointed out in The Australian last week that we’re still waiting for Julie Bishop to condemn the regime.
Matthew’s article caught the attention of Jim McIlroy in the “independent” Venezuelanalysis – see if you can make it to the end of this despicable hypocrisy.
But here’s an article that Bernie would want you to see: Hillary Clinton’s latest jab at him shows that she – and I hope you’re sitting down for this – doesn’t quite get comedy.
Is the counter-revolution happening? Two weeks ago we told you how UC BerkeIey is standing up for free speech on campus. Now influential left-wing blog Salon is calling for the Left to abandon identity politics.
One of the heroes of the resistance to identity politics is Professor Bret Weinstein, who in June stood up to students at Evergreen State College that were demanding all white people leave campus for a day. Now he’s suing the college for allowing the disgusting abuse students have directed at him and his family. If you haven’t seen it yet, you just have to watch this 7-minute documentary by Vice on what happened at Evergreen.
One of Australia’s biggest mistakes is growing! Last Friday it was announced that Canberra is to get a third House of Representatives seat in the next Parliament. Hopefully the reason for doing this is better than the explanation US politician Ben Clark gave for this extraordinary piece of gerrymandering!
Article of the week:
We need Churchill’s vision of liberty and integrity now more than ever, writes Standpoint founder Daniel Johnson in this brilliant 3,200 word article for the magazine’s September edition.
IPA Staff Pick:
Each week an IPA staff member shares what they have enjoyed recently. Today: Matthew Lesh
This latest Spiked Review explores the timely topic of victimhood, including an important interview with NYU Professor Jonathan Haidt on fragility among young people, the danger of equating words with violence, and the subsequent threat to intellectual freedom on campus.
Here’s what else the IPA said this week:
- John Roskam, Why politicians are going nowhere – The Australian Financial Review
- Morgan Begg, Lack of same sex protection – The Spectator Australia
- Daniel Wild, Let the states keep the GST that they raise – Sky News, Weekend Agenda
- Simon Breheny, Hurricane Irma, Energy, ABC Privatisation – ABC News Breakfast