Tag: Socialism

People Before Profit Rocked by Further Sexual Abuse Allegations

Longstanding tensions among left-wing factions blew up last week over the coming forward of various women alleging sexual harassment in Dublin branches of People Before Profit (PBP), as well as an alleged tendency within the party's leadership to sweep allegations...

/ 22/09/2020

The Irish Supreme Court: The Hidden Parliament

Theoretical framework of a Supreme Court The initial presumption behind a Supreme Court is that its judges would merely be mouthpieces for what is written down in the Constitution. The French philosopher Montesquieu described this as judges merely being ‘the...

/ 29/08/2020

Arthur Griffith and the National System of Political Economy

“Brushing aside the fallacies of Adam Smith and his tribe, List points out that between the individual and humanity stands, and must continue to stand, a great fact – the nation.” – Arthur Griffith, ‘The Resurrection of Hungary’ International Ideology...

/ 16/08/2020

The Connolly Youth Movement is where the Left goes to die

“I have long been of opinion that the Socialist movement elsewhere was to a great extent hampered by the presence in its ranks of faddists and cranks, who were in the movement, not for the cause of Socialism, but because...

/ 23/09/2019

Why I Left the Left

Even as I start to write this article, I feel that the title of it is slightly misleading. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, who when asked why he left the Democratic Party to become a Republican, replied “I didn’t leave the...

/ 15/02/2019

The Burkean in the Field: Marxism Festival 2018

This article largely follows the perspective of The Burkean’s Culture Editor; Peter Caddle. Joseph Stalin believed beatings to be the most effective type of torture. It was the punishment he feared most as a child, and his favoured method of...

/ 27/11/2018

Burke’s Right Minds: Italian Distributionism

Burke’s Right Minds is a project exploring and promoting viewpoints within the conservative intellectual sphere, jointly run by The Burkean and the Edmund Burke Institute.  To describe what distributism is in 500-1000 words is an impossible mission. I will therefore...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro is Not a Threat to Democracy, He is a Threat to the Left’s Fake Democracy

“Power is like a violin, you take it with the left and you play it with the right.” This phrase  defines the decades old mix of socialist populism and crony capitalism behind Brazil's brand of democracy that is about to...

/ 28/10/2018

Michael D. Higgins’ Marxist Philosophical Circus

In his “King Lear,” William Shakespeare writes: “Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise.” I cannot think of a public figure in Ireland who exemplifies it better than our old-new presidential candidate Michael D. Higgins. He...

/ 21/08/2018

The Progressive Subversion of Leaving Cert ‘Politics and Society’

This year, around 900 students from 41 pilot schools across the country will sit the first ever Leaving Cert exam for ‘Politics and Society’. Introduced in 2016, the new subject supposedly is designed to educate students in regards to both...

/ 14/06/2018