Category: Culture & Arts

Doctor Who and How Social Justice Ruins Stories

What does it mean to beat a dead horse? Some of you reading this may believe that this article is doing just that, hitting on a topic that had been covered heavily by media back when the first episode of...

/ 14/01/2019

Bet on Edmund Burke: Gambling, Technology, & the Humane Economy of Mark Cuban

In May of 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a ban on sports betting enacted in 1992. Essentially, “The law the decision overturned — the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act — prohibited states from authorising sports gambling.” Now, with...

/ 02/01/2019

Book Review: Jordanetics

“Falsehoods have consequences, that’s what makes them false” – Jordan Peterson Jordanetics is not the book I expected it to be. I expected a political criticism of Jordan B. Peterson’s politics, a takedown of atomised individualism, and a nationalist defence...

/ 14/12/2018

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

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