Category: Culture & Arts

Book Review: The Terror of Existence

Theodore Dalrymple is best known as a chronicler of British decline. A retired doctor and psychiatrist, he has written more books than most of us have had hot meals, but his most successful, Life At the Bottom and Our Culture,...

/ 04/12/2018

Book Review: The Decline and Fall of Western Art

I’m not an expert on the topic of art. I enjoy art. It studied art during my Leaving Certificate. I can conjure up mildly informed opinions on works of art I happen to observe. But that is where the expertise...

Raging at Bono

I am not a fan of U2. I first encountered the band in 2003 at the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics, at a time I was vaguely aware of a song called Beautiful Day and didn’t even recognise Pride...

/ 10/11/2018

Bannonism: An Irish-American Story

So much of the rich history of the Irish people is ingrained in stories of emigration to foreign lands, in the hope of a better life. The American dream in particular, breathed hope into generations of our countrymen. One of...

/ 06/11/2018

The Nation or the Market

The Nation or the Market:  Why Ireland's Traditionalists Must Break from the Trappings of British and American Conservatism. The Tories and the Republicans, Thatcherites and Reaganistas. In the Anglophone world, they are the pinnacle of Conservatism - small Government, lax...

/ 03/11/2018

Blasphemy is Gone, Now Let’s Put Free Speech in Our Constitution

Although the repeal of blasphemy has passed, it is important to make the case why this is actually a good thing for the Right in Ireland. Instead of another blow to old ways and tradition, the Right should be looking...

/ 30/10/2018

Why Jordan Peterson is Wrong

With Professor Peterson’s recent return to Dublin, we’re given an opportunity to re-examine some of the ideas he put forth during his last visit. The Peterson/Harris debate on the 14th of July cost me roughly €70. Not a small sum...

/ 23/10/2018

Freedom of Speech is Not Just a Human Right – it’s a Human Necessity

For most of history saying something that contradicted those in power was a crime, in many cases punishable by death. Gradually people realised, we’re not truly free unless we can speak our mind, decide the words we use, and criticise...

/ 21/10/2018

RTÉ is Useless – Defund it and Let the Market Decide

Nobody likes RTÉ television. I mean nobody. If you ever bothered to ask anyone about the station (and let’s face it, you never have or will), the only response you’d get is a shoulder shrug and maybe, just maybe, “ah...

/ 11/10/2018

The Wrong Side of History

On September 30th 1938 a clearly euphoric British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain returned home to a huge cheering crowd at Heston Aerodrome in West London. He had spent the previous days in Munich with other European leaders, in meetings hosted...

/ 04/10/2018