Month: November 2018

Burke’s Right Minds: Gary Kavanagh – Burkean 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.  Why I am a Burkean Conservative: What I believe is, at its core, simple -...

/ 30/11/2018

The Abortion Bill and Conscientious Objection

The abortion Bill presented by Minister Simon Harris is now before the Oireachtas where numerous amendments have been tabled. Some deal specifically with the issue of conscientious objection and want to offer it better protection. The Bill envisages that doctors...

/ 28/11/2018

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

Can Irish Journalism Save Itself?

With its pre-budget calls for VAT reductions on newspapers and taxpayer funded schemes, the recent NewsBrands Ireland #JournalismMatters campaign sounds more like a plaintive SOS than a viable plan for the future of the Irish newspaper industry. The scale of...

/ 24/11/2018

Burke’s Right Minds: John Waters – Progressive

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.  The sort of Progressive I am: It seems that if you do not agree to...

/ 23/11/2018

Book Review: The Decline and Fall of Western Art

I’m not an expert on the topic of art. I enjoy art. It studied art during my Leaving Certificate. I can conjure up mildly informed opinions on works of art I happen to observe. But that is where the expertise...

Burke’s Right Minds: Gerard Casey – Anarchist 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.  Why I believe what I do about Libertarianism I have to confess that I haven’t...

/ 19/11/2018

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...

/ 18/11/2018

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...

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 -...