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Casual Racism is Healthy

I’ll make it crystal clear: American culture was founded by entirely white, nearly all English, men. What made it superior was its importing of English jurisprudence with the added improvement after the Revolutionary war of becoming a Constitutional Republic, instead of a Constitutional Monarchy, as England remained . . .

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Onward, Christian Soldiers!

As Massey’s censorious Vice-Chancellor, Jan Thomas, demonstrated in 2018, they are much better at silencing their opponents than they are at debating them. Social-conservatism should engage enthusiastically with social-liberalism in plain sight, and defeat them the old-fashioned way . . .

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African crime: the numbers don’t lie, pundits do

As it happens, those are precisely the crimes in which Africans are more likely to commit. And the data is shocking . . .

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A decade on from Cronulla, Melbourne is primed to explode

14 years on, and much the same powder keg is set to blow in Melbourne . . .

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Hedging Pascal’s bet

[...]the argument does nothing to prove whether or not the proposition that God exists is actually true or not . . .

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To woo NZ First, or lay it waste? That is the question.

John Key’s solution to this strategic dilemma was characteristically simple: destroy Peters and his party. Drive NZ First out of Parliament and leave his fundamentally conservative followers with nowhere to go except back to National . . .

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Whaleoil at the movies: They Shall Not Grow Old

Using computerised 3D as well as colour also gives the footage an uncomfortable depth of reality. Instead of flat, grey images, this is a fully experienced world, where the mud and torn trees fade away in the distance to the green of Flander’s fields and farmlands . . .

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Politics and War

Crises happen because we get to a point in civilisation where several generations are so busy living, begetting, transacting, pursuing happiness and enjoying the offerings of peace, that we fail to pay sufficient attention to issues which may pose a threat . . .

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An Atheist’s Christmas

The celebration of Christmas is the one tradition that still unites an increasingly secular and divided West. That alone should be treasured.

But how far should atheists “appropriate” the Christmas traditions . . .

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Making heavy weather of the worst job in the world

Bridges needs to decide, and quickly, if the 46 percent of New Zealanders who declare their preference for National are, indeed, the sort of people who spend all their time watching Fox News . . .

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