“… the political fantasies of Jean-Jacques Rousseau have a great deal to answer for. For two centuries, his sentimentalizing utopian rhetoric has provided despots of all description with a means of pursuing conformity while praising freedom. It is a neat trick. Words like “freedom” and “virtue” were ever on Rousseau’s lips. But freedom for him… Read More Jean-Jacques Rosseau and the Antinomian Principle
Opinion.By Ireland’s John Waters.March 6. Substack. Excerpt. Autogolpe’(Spanish): ‘A self-coup, also called autocoup, a form of coup d’état in which a nation’s leadership, having come to power legitimately, tries to stay in power through illegal means.’ Something odd has been happening inIreland in the past week or so. This in itself is not unusual: Very strange… Read More Ireland’s Undeclared Autocoup?
Rod Dreher.The American Conservative.Oct 29, 2022. In maiden parliamentary speech, new Italian PM cites St. Benedict, St. John Paul II, and Sir Roger Scruton. The new Italian prime minister gave her maiden speech to Parliament yesterday, and it was magnificent. Here is a link to the transcript in Italian. I’ve google-translated some passages. Excerpts: Italy… Read More “Giorgia Meloni: One Of Us”
The liberal media’s double standards on political violence are horrifying. Brendan O’Neill, Spike Online.Chief Political Writer.31st October 2022. It was the mention of zip ties that got me thinking. Apparently the man who allegedly broke into the San Francisco home of Nancy and Paul Pelosi on Friday was carrying zip ties. A possibly crazed individual… Read More Paul Pelosi and the Violence We Care About
Opinion. Is International Law True Law?27th Sept. 2021. Lawteacher.net. Western nations drag other nations before International courts but often refuse to be judged there themselves. Is this just? Just what is International Law? And a discussion of Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the French Revolution . International Law. “Despite the fact that international law is the… Read More Is International Law True Law?
Genuine Due Process, its principles theoretically still exist. Will they endure to rein in dangerous whim? Reenactment took place at Westminster Hall, Friday July 31, 2015, 6 PM. On the 31st July 2015, Westminster Hall, the Magna Carta Barons were charged with Treason for their involvement in the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215. A… Read More History: The Trial of the Magna Carta Barons.