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The Problem With ‘Topple The Racists’
13 June 2020

The Problem With ‘Topple The Racists’

Last weekend, a mob tied a rope to a statue of a 17th century Bristol merchant, philanthropist and slave trader called Edward Colston, pulled it off its pedestal, dragged it through the streets and then threw in the river. In London, two bronzes of Winston Churchill were defaced, one of them daubed with the words ‘racist’. In Leeds, a statue
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Why We Erect Statues – And Should Keep Them There
12 June 2020

Why We Erect Statues – And Should Keep Them There

Amid a world that seems hell-bent on tearing down statues in a cathartic frenzy, it is worth sparing a moment to reflect on why we erected those statues in the first place. While the left thinks that a monument’s primary purpose is to glorify great dead white men, the reality is that they were meant to be symbols of hope
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The Workers’ Great Cultural Revolution
20 December 2019

The Workers’ Great Cultural Revolution

Journalists and commentators tend to make politics a lot more complicated than it needs to be. What happened to politics in Australia in 2019 (and after last week’s United Kingdom election, in Britain too) is quite easily explained. All you need to do is to look at what is the “2019 Word of the Year”, according to the leading publishers
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Braving Two Terrifying Tribes: Academics And Racism Warriors
3 October 2019

Braving Two Terrifying Tribes: Academics And Racism Warriors

Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon, who died this week aged 81, was in the last generation of that profession who could claim to have studied an indigenous culture more or less unsullied by contact with modernity. And he was among the first of his generation to experience personal attacks from the ascendant cultural left in full flight; subject to deplatforming, character assassination,
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