• New Doctrine Threatens Freedom Of Speech In Universities

    • Date: 03/01/19
    • William Reville, The Irish Times

    Bowing to fear of causing offence undermines fundamental principle of free enquiry Sir Roger Scruton believes heresy is central to understanding the erosion of free speech A principal function of the university is to conduct rational enquiry in order to discover/create new knowledge. Rational enquiry is dependent on academic freedom, ie freedom of speech that […]

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  • Dominic Lawson: These Green Zealots Are The Modern Scrooges

    • Date: 31/12/18
    • Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail

    These Guardian readers would have been superb material for Charles Dickens. They are Scrooges for our age — although the misanthropy and righteous pessimism of such people is beyond satire. Of all the accounts of Christmases ruined by the Gatwick drone incident, the most affecting came from 16-year-old Tivka Dillner. She described, in a letter to […]

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  • Dominic Lawson: Britain’s ‘War-On-Plastic’ Fiasco

    • Date: 30/12/18
    • Dominic Lawson, The Sunday Times

    Oops. Just when the government was congratulating itself on victory in its “war on plastic”, it turns out that we — I mean the British people — have not been such willing soldiers after all. Earlier this year the environment secretary, Michael Gove, acclaimed the news that in 2017-18 the biggest seven UK retailers had […]

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  • Climate Doom Ahead? Think Twice

    • Date: 27/12/18
    • Charles N. Steele, Real Clear Energy

    The IPCC report claims to be about climate but slips quickly into calls for radical global economic and political change, all in the name of “social justice” and egalitarianism. It’s one word – but it could change the course of the world for decades to come. Discussion at the UN climate change talks held in […]

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  • Sorry BBC. The World Isn’t Interested In Groupthink Obsession With Global Warming

    • Date: 23/12/18
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    The UN and the West may continue to believe in their apocalyptic scare stories. But the rest of world is carrying on regardless. That mammoth UN climate conference in Poland may have opened with an apocalyptic warning by Sir David Attenborough that, unless we “act now” on global warming, we face “the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction […]

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  • Rupert Darwall: Defeat In The Air At The UN Climate Conference

    • Date: 19/12/18
    • Rupert Darwall, The Wall Street Journal

    Reality has a way of fighting back. Ask Emmanuel Macron The latest climate talks ended here Saturday, a day late, with agreement largely reached on a rule book to implement the nonbinding Paris Agreement. The bigger story is how the United Nations climate process is losing its battle with reality. “Will civilization descend into another […]

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  • The Carbon Tax Riots May Be The Breaking Point For France’s Socialism

    • Date: 18/12/18
    • Stephen D. Davis, The Federalist

    As calls for reduced taxes continue, there will have to be a national discussion regarding welfare spending and other socialist policies. France’s motto is “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité,” or “Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood.” Over several decades the French government has tried to achieve this motto through socialist policies. However, French President Emmanuel Macron’s climate change gas tax […]

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  • George Melloan: The Yellow Jackets Are Right About Green Policies

    • Date: 17/12/18
    • George Melloan, The Wall Street Journal

    Seek out the most basic cause of the French riots and you’ll come to a bizarre answer: carbon dioxide. More specifically, the demonization by political activists of that vital element of the earth’s atmosphere. French President Emmanuel Macron stirred popular rage by trying to raise the gasoline tax by about 25 cents a gallon. He […]

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