Category: International

A Tale of Neoliberals and Leftists

We often hear the term Neoliberal being thrown about, sometimes as description, more often demeaning, but hardly ever used as a term of self-identification. Before we go further, it is important that we make a distinction here between ‘Leftists’ and...

/ 11/09/2018

The Pence Rule

On February 6th, Cheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, authored a post discussing the ‘Mike Pence Rule.’ The Pence rule is Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to eat alone with a woman other than his wife, and his refusal to attend...

/ 04/06/2018

Nazi Pugs and Free Speech in Modern Britain

Communists and Nazis Have No Sense of Humour In 1965 Milan Kundera wrote a dark satirical novel titled The Joke. The early portion of the book is set in 1950’s Czechoslovakia, which at the time was ruled by the Communist...

/ 12/04/2018

The Neo-European Empire: Why Louis Hoffman’s Analysis of the EU Falls Short

It’s funny how times change. At the dawn of the 20th century, Europe was the hub of a number of different global empires, such as Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Britain, all of which were vying for the control of the world’s...

/ 17/02/2018

The Burkean Interviews the Pioneer of Brexit, Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage, the man who was at the centre of one the world’s most important political movements of the last decades, had just arrived in Dublin a couple of hours ago. He had come to Ireland to speak at a...

/ 05/02/2018

A Conservative Approach to Climate Change

Therese Friis questions the common policies and current energy sources used to combat climate change while arguing for another way to look after our environment. Global warming and changes in the environment are a threat that affects anyone who finds themselves...

/ 17/01/2018

Israel, an Irrational Hatred.

The last number of years have seen the Middle East descend into violence, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in Syria and a humanitarian crisis in Yemen. In Africa, Boko Haram has terrorised northern Nigeria with...

/ 22/11/2017

Conservatives Should Care About the Decline of the Centre Left

In covering international affairs over the past year the Irish mainstream media has almost exclusively focused on the fallout from the Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s three ring circus in Washington. You could be forgiven for thinking there was little...

/ 15/11/2017

Trump: A Herald of the New Conservatism

Donald Trump has been the elected President of the United States for a year. As inconceivable as it seemed to his opponents before his election, it is a fact. Their difficulty in coping with it is entirely their problem. What...

/ 13/11/2017

The Myth of Angela Merkel’s Germany

In May, Angela Merkel declared that Germany could no longer rely on Germany’s strongest traditional allies - the United States and the United Kingdom. Instead, she confidently asserted that the destiny of the European continent was “in our own hands.”...

/ 15/10/2017