All posts by Michael O'Dwyer Connolly

Michael O'Dwyer Connolly is the Editor & Director at The Burkean and occasional science-fiction and fantasy writer. He is a long-time geopolitics and history enthusiast.

Without Borders, Civilisation Cannot Exist

Without national borders, advanced civilisation would die. Based on the findings of a 2017 Gallup poll, 14% of the world’s adults, including a third of Sub-Saharan Africans, would emigrate if the opportunity was available. That is over 700,000,000 people. Almost...

A Year in Review: 2018

It’s been an interesting year - but before we take a look at the developments here in Ireland, let’s review what happened on the world stage. In the United States passed another year of highly entertaining political drama. Tension seemed...

GiletJaunes: What’s Happening in France?

The past few weeks have seen France wracked by severe protests. The worst protests since May of 1968 in fact. Back then they were so serious that the government feared a revolution and the entire economy of France shut down....

Burke’s Right Minds: Michael O’Dwyer Connolly – Nationalist 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 Nationalist Conservative: I don’t actually like political labels. They’re restrictive, often...

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...

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 -...

Peter Casey, Populism and the Anti-Establishment

This will merely be a short analysis of the entertaining results of the Presidential Election. As I write, the counting has yet to even begin. Despite that, what is clear is that a candidate polling at 1% for the majority...

Gender Studies and Other Useless Courses Shouldn’t Be Taught

The very fact that someone can study for a degree in ‘gender studies’ is proof in and of itself that Cultural Marxists have Western universities by the throat. In essence ‘gender studies’ are centred around postmodern deconstructionism with the intent...

Political Quotas are a Cynical Attempt to Strangle the Right

A local government bill due to be published before the end of 2018 will set quotas to encourage more diversity in politics. Supposedly political parties could be forced to fill up to 40% of their nominations with women, migrants, and...

Soros and EU Sponsored Migration Initiative to Launch in Dublin

In October of this year, multiple NGOs involved with the promotion of mass migration into Europe and America will be coming together in Dublin to organise a weekend of ‘immigrant and refugee leaders training.’ This is a circuitous and opaque...