The Sad Tale of Croatian Independence

"An end to the era of fear, corruption and blood" declaimed David Jessell, front-man of the BBC’s Europe Direct news magazine on 25th January. Such hyperbole might have lead viewers to think they were going to be treated to a programme about the fall of Mobutu or Pol Pot. Not so. Jessell was referring the … Continue reading “The Sad Tale of Croatian Independence”

Madeleine’s Dubious Endorsement

Perhaps Madeleine Albright’s abject apology to the presumptive Masters of the Universe at the United Nations for the unfortunate and retrograde comments made by North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms the week before was predictable. You could even argue that it was amusing. But it was unfortunate and contained some dubious assertions, reflecting some dubious attitudes. … Continue reading “Madeleine’s Dubious Endorsement”

Patrick Buchanan and the American Reformation

"The fatal flaw in the globalist vision is that it is utopian. It envisions a world that has never existed and can never exist, because it is contrary to fallen human nature. History has shown again and again that men do not give loyalty, love, and allegiance to entities greater than the nation. No ‘world … Continue reading “Patrick Buchanan and the American Reformation”

Empire, ‘Overstretch,’ and the Joys of Collapse

Many people take social theory to be a fortress held by the left. In many respects this is true. This is not, however, a good reason to eschew social theory. As much as I admire the late Russell Kirk, I do not think that his constant refrain against reason was much help in addressing the … Continue reading “Empire, ‘Overstretch,’ and the Joys of Collapse”

Buchanan-Keyes – A Dream Ticket for Conservatives

For years, the Washington Establishment has been laughing at Alan Keyes: who is this guy, they sneered, and why is he running for President? Now, it looks like Keyes may have the last laugh.BREAKTHROUGH A former US ambassador to the UN Social and Economic Council, and Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, the charismatic … Continue reading “Buchanan-Keyes – A Dream Ticket for Conservatives”

Mad About McCain: A Love Story

The media’s well-known love affair with presidential aspirant John McCain is almost embarrassing to behold; it is like those couples that are all over each other in public, and make you want to say: “Could you take that somewhere else – perhaps someplace more private?” Salon’s Jake Tapper is positively homoerotic in his breathless ardor: … Continue reading “Mad About McCain: A Love Story”

Mad About McCain: A Love Story

The media’s well-known love affair with presidential aspirant John McCain is almost embarrassing to behold; it is like those couples that are all over each other in public, and make you want to say: “Could you take that somewhere else – perhaps someplace more private?” Salon’s Jake Tapper is positively homoerotic in his breathless ardor: … Continue reading “Mad About McCain: A Love Story”

COSTS OF IMMIGRATION CONTROL

The images were horrific, but what they reveal about the emptiness and ultimately the cruelty of American policy is even worse. Authorities inspecting a container ship in Seattle found human cargo dozens of sick, ill-nourished Chinese, many verging on starvation. And three of them corpses. Authorities have captured illegal immigrants brought in by smugglers before. … Continue reading “COSTS OF IMMIGRATION CONTROL”

The Globalists Come Out of the Closet

We were right. For years, conservatives and some libertarians have been descrying the erosion of American sovereignty and warning about the dangers of global governance. During the sixties, the John Birch Society was roundly ridiculed by liberals for sounding the alarm about the United Nations as a nascent world state: perhaps they went a bit … Continue reading “The Globalists Come Out of the Closet”

Edward Palmer Thompson (1924-93): Historian, Neutralist, Marxist

Edward Palmer Thompson (1924-93): Historian, Neutralist, Marxist MY FAVORITE MARXIST People may or may not have a favorite Martian – although several are running for President this time around – but some of us do have a favorite Marxist. This takes a little explaining. After all, Marxism ought to be lying in ruins, its theoretical … Continue reading “Edward Palmer Thompson (1924-93): Historian, Neutralist, Marxist”