Category: Articles

Abundistan: The Perception of Infinite Resources.

Everything, except perhaps human ignorance, is finite. A telling aphorism for sure, but in the matter of economics and governance, ignorance of finite means to meet our ends is the cause of many bad outcomes. Modern politics in the post...

/ 26/09/2017

Minister Zappone’s Position of ‘Not Dictating’ Represents a Threat to Civil Society

On Thursday, 31 August, representatives of the Catholic Church in Ireland, including Archbishop Eamon Martin, and the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, met with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and other senior members of Cabinet. The meeting was part of the “structured...

/ 25/09/2017

From the Editors: Welcome to The Burkean Journal

It is a great pleasure for us to be writing this first editorial of The Burkean and to welcome you all to this project which is no longer just an idea, but a reality. And though we cannot say that...

/ 21/09/2017

A Letter to Western Europeans from Poland

Dear Europeans, Do not be fooled by the ideology of this new utopian neo-socialism highly promoted by the EU which in our opinion, it's pure robbery. It is a product of an old ideology built on violence and thus intolerant...

/ 16/09/2017

Again… A University is not a Safe Space

In a recent debate at the Oxford Union, Peter Tatchell spoke in support of the motion "A University Should Not Be a Safe Space". The gay rights rights campaigner justified his rejection of such a policy by claiming that it...

/ 16/09/2017

Promoting Economic Freedom in Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities

When it comes to economics, we are regularly told by voices on the political left that, since the foundation of the state, Ireland has been dominated by two right-wing political parties and that it is high time that the country’s...

/ 15/09/2017

Being a Populist in an Age of Elite Disdain

The ideology of the elites is now actively opposed to the ideology of the masses. The word populism is now most commonly seen wielded as a cudgel to beat down those people who express views that think to set foot...

/ 15/09/2017

We Need a Genuine Abortion Debate in Ireland

Pardon the pun, but I could write this entire article about the misconceptions circling the abortion debate in Ireland right now.  Tune in to the mainstream media for even the shortest time and you’ll get the impression that every last...

/ 15/09/2017

The Little Mermaid is already feminist

The author Louise O’Neill is to release what is being described as a ‘feminist retelling’ of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. “Fairy tales have a dubious record when it comes to representations of women,” Lauren Fortune, editorial director for...

/ 15/09/2017