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This Is About More Than Ukraine

This Is About More Than Ukraine

In the early days of World War Two, George Orwell published a marvelous essay entitled “England Your England.” With the Luftwaffe in the skies above London laying waste to the city, Orwell observed a peculiarly contemptible trait of the English intelligentsia. In a word, this portion of the national elite

Brian Stewart
Brian Stewart
6 min read
Politics
Taiwan, Ukraine, and Huntington’s Clash of Civilisations Revisited

Taiwan, Ukraine, and Huntington’s Clash of Civilisations Revisited

An attack on Ukraine by the Russian forces massed on its eastern border would nakedly demonstrate the nature of President Vladimir Putin’s authoritarianism and, by extension, the nature of authoritarianism itself. The Russian state seeks control of Ukraine for reasons of power, and to assuage a Russian population taught

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
8 min read
Politics
I Was Invited to Testify on Energy Policy. Then Democrats Didn't Let Me Speak

I Was Invited to Testify on Energy Policy. Then Democrats Didn't Let Me Speak

Today, shortly after giving expert testimony to Congress about energy policy, I had the startling experience of being smeared by sitting members of the United States House of Representatives. The context was a special House Committee hearing to evaluate a Democratic proposal similar to the one proposed by Democratic presidential

Michael Shellenberger
Michael Shellenberger
5 min read
Activism
What Can We Learn from Dictators' Literature?

What Can We Learn from Dictators' Literature?

Dictators, of course, are terrible people. They also tend to be terrible writers. Yet many tyrants have entertained the illusion that they were literary super geniuses. Mein Kampf and Quotations from Chairman Mao (aka The Little Red Book) are the best-known works in the dictatorial canon, but they represent only

Daniel Kalder
Daniel Kalder
9 min read
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