Democracy isn’t All it’s Cracked Up to Be

Professor David Thunder is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Navarra’s Institute for Culture and Society in Pamplona, Spain. He is author of Citizenship and the Pursuit of the Worthy Life (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Twitter: @davidjthunder As Europe, the United...

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...

The Case for the Right to Move Left on Economics

The Right needs to move Left on economics in order to save society and civilisation.  Introduction: I wrote that title only to realise immediately afterwards that it will be practically impossible to read this piece without some opening explanation -...

Burke’s Right Minds: Michael J. Dwyer – Classical Liberal

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.  I was born in 1969, less than a generation after the death of Hitler and...

/ 14/11/2018

Burke’s Right Minds: David Quinn – Social Conservative

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.  A few years ago I was addressing an audience along with Michael McDowell. I described...

/ 12/11/2018

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

Politically Correct Liberals Paved the Way for Peter Casey

Presidential candidate Peter Casey became the talking-point of media pundits and ordinary citizens alike across the country when he depicted Irish travellers as people “camping on someone else’s land,” criticized a particular travelling community for refusing publicly-funded housing, and suggested...

Burke’s Right Minds: James Bradshaw – Conservative Libertarian

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.  Political self-descriptions are hard, and the road which one must travel before arriving at a...

/ 09/11/2018

TCDSU Has a Problem With the Concept of Restraint

College students have a vast variety of traits they’re famous for. Most of these fall under remit of the classic Seven Deadly Sins. You know; gluttony, lust, sloth, that sort of thing. Of course, they’re also known for being annoying...

/ 08/11/2018

The 2018 US Midterms: What We Learned

As the dust settles on a rollercoaster midterm election in the middle of a rollercoaster presidential term, it’s worth taking stock of what just happened. Things aren’t nearly as bad for President Trump as his political and media foes would...

/ 08/11/2018