A Climate Scientist’s View
TBG Editor: On this highly contested topic, we ask our readers to consider the bigger picture, rather than just individual elements from the professionally stated opinions of this senior climate scientist. This includes assumptions regarding the extent of the anthropogenic contribution. Policy disquiet is not one-sided. As ever, comments welcome. The essay follows below: As…
The Crime of the Century
by J MW
By Howard Phillips Lovecraft The present European war, occurring as it does in an age of hysterical sentimentality and unsound political doctrines, has called forth from the sympathizers of each set of belligerents an unexampled torrent of indiscriminate denunciation. The effeminate idealist, half awaked from his roseate vision of universal brotherhood, shrieks at the mutual…
Walter Scott as a Conservative Thinker
by J MW
by Diana Spearman It is notorious that Scott was a conservative, and since Carlyle declared that his novels contained no ‘message’, equally notorious that he was no thinker; no one, however, has ever denied that he had a powerful influence on political opinion. On the contrary, the tendency has been rather to exaggerate that influence.…
A Teacher's Perspective On The Curriculum Wars
I do not believe you can teach identity in a classroom like you can teach Calculus. I do not believe I could ever be a Welshman looking across the Gower; I could ever be a Scotsman manning the battlements of Stirling Castle nor someone who could possibly appreciate the beauty of Gaelic languages. The Conservatives have failed and I expect the critical theorists will fail as well. Evil cannot create anything new, it can only corrupt and ruin what good forces have invented or made. Identity is an emotional calling or belonging that overrides the rational part of the brain.
Erasing The British And Their Lexicon
If we don't want to see a future where the only permitted definition of being British is a passport holder or having a self-chosen 'national identity' then we would do well to more consciously and conscientiously apply British and Britishness in the traditional way.
Book review - Geopolitical Upheaval in Eastern Europe, by Stefan Korte
Book review Geopolitical Upheaval in Eastern Europe, Stefan Korte. In a world seven years on from Brexit, NATO now confronted with a hot war in Europe and a global English-speaking media adding only confusion with endless, repetitive endorsement for The Current Thing, Stefan Korte’s book is nothing if not timely. The book’s cover art sharply…