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The way life should be

The way life should be is happy and peaceful. In my perfect world, people would think things through and make good decisions. Government would be limited and give us the most leeway to take care of ourselves and our families and to open and run businesses. 16 more words

Intellectual propaganda against all forms of commerce

In Britain in the 1970s, it was, writes Dalrymple,

very necessary to try to undo the effect of many years of intellectual propaganda against all forms of commerce, which the intelligentsia then thought was intrinsically besmirching in a way that public service funded by taxation was not.

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Bring on the future: the joy (and pain) of demolitions

In 1929, the demolition of slums in Somers Town, an impoverished part of London behind Euston Station known as “Little Hell”, was turned into a spectacle. 1,165 more words

Demolitions

What Type of Society Do We Want to Live in?

There are lots of provocative ideas in this blog post discussing a new book from John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative, but I was most struck by this sentence: “disaffection with the education system reflects a much deeper societal malaise.” 693 more words

Education

Practising (for) utopia

by Ruth Kinna

This essay[1] highlights the constructive, utopian possibilities that spring from a sense of political compromise and argues that this distinctive type of utopian practice lends itself particularly well to anarchism. 6,528 more words

Quote of the Week: John Michell, “Confessions of a Radical Traditionalist”

The century now passing has been an age of dictatorships and tyrannies, producing more mass misery than has been known in any previous era. All these have been characterised by atheism, idolatry and the pursuit of man-made utopias. 71 more words

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Quote of the Week: Lawrence Auster, “The Path to National Suicide”

“Almost overnight, without debate or public awareness of what was happening, mainstream opinion adopted a radical new credo. ‘We must respect all cultures equally,’ ‘All cultures are equally enriching,’ ‘America’s strength lies in its diversity’ – these slogans have become slogans of our national faith, without anyone’s thinking too clearly about what they really mean. 309 more words

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