Newstalk Partners with Soros NGO to Combat Populism

As the American presidential election rolls around and the potential for post-Covid electoral destabilisation emerges, the powers that be have commenced a new round of measures to clamp down on dissident voices. Zoning in on the tech platforms, the clampdown...

/ 01/07/2020

The Erasure of Western History

Remember when you were told that slippery-slope arguments are fallacious? Such a style of argument became particularly relevant during the last decade, often invoked by the right and ridiculed by the left. A slippery-slope argument was at the core of...

/ 29/06/2020

GAA Bends the Knee to Diversity Lobby

An ideological mop-up operation appears to be the order of the day across a variety of Irish institutions. In the aftermath of the anti-racist protests, while we have not yet seen Irish statues deposited into rivers, there has nevertheless been...

/ 24/06/2020

Fairer Future: Time to Let Fianna Fáil Perish

As four months of protracted political horse-trading come to a close, it appears to be a most Pyrrhic victory for Micheál Martin. With the Taoiseach's office within grasp and a decade of post-Crash reform under his belt, the future should...

/ 17/06/2020

The Irish Were Slaves. Deal with it.

Gaslighting is nothing new in modern politics. Day after day, massive media and political institutions both downplay the importance of certain elements of world history, while massively inflating others.  For those of us critical of the contemporary world, this is...

/ 14/06/2020

Ireland’s Top 10 Problematic Statues

A type of progressive iconoclasm appears to be the order of the day across much of the Western world this month. Buoyed on by the death of George Floyd, statues of historically racist individuals are biting the dust from King...

/ 10/06/2020

Will the Soul Survive Covid-19

The former Chief of Staff for Barack Obama’s White House once chimed ‘You never let a serious crisis go to waste’. Such thought is apt for the current global COVID-19 virus.  The response from various countries has been similar in...

/ 07/06/2020

Black Lives Matter Dublin: Irish Cultural Colonisation and Left Hypocrisy

Dublin's streets could have been mistaken for inner city Los Angeles yesterday as it played host to its very own ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest.  Numbering the best part of three thousand strong, the protest came as the city is tentatively...

/ 02/06/2020

Floyd Riots: A Critique of Impotent Rage, and the Future of Black Nationalism

There have been two main responses to the recent demonstrations in Minneapolis and other US cities.  The first is that the rioting is justified to a greater or lesser extent. This stems usually from some argument that the destruction of...

/ 30/05/2020

The USI Chooses Oblivion

The Burkean looks with considerable dismay at the recent Annual Congress of the Union of Students of Ireland.  While supposedly open to all, it's a cliquey process, largely occurring without the notice of the student population of Ireland, despite being...

/ 28/05/2020