THE GLOBAL NEWSSTAND

Stories that matter from near and far.

Iranian Hostages

The Muslim theocracy established through Iran’s 1979 revolution has demonized women since its inception, subjecting them to constant humiliations, such as prohibiting being in public uncovered. Giulio Meotti contends that the assassination of the terrorist General Soleimani has mobilized Iranian women, who are now demanding their freedoms.

Iranian Hostages

The Muslim theocracy established through Iran’s 1979 revolution has demonized women since its inception, subjecting them to constant humiliations, such as prohibiting being in public uncovered. Giulio Meotti contends that the assassination of the terrorist General Soleimani has mobilized Iranian women, who are now demanding their freedoms.

The Archive

Roger Scruton, 1944 – 2020

The death of Sir Roger Scruton has deprived the Anglosphere of one of its most accomplished public intellectuals. Scruton is inevitably described as a “conservative philosopher,” but he was also an accomplished musician, novelist and connoisseur of wine. Theodore Dalrymple, writing in City Journal, provides an overview of an astonishing career and a life well-lived.

In Defence of the Nation

In the 1960s, America’s elite began repudiating the legitimacy of an overarching American national narrative by promoting racial, ethnic, and cultural identities. In his new book, Rich Lowry argues for the virtues of nationalism, maintaining that culture, language, and shared memories are the precondition of diverse groups living together as citizens.

The Toxicity of Identity Politics

Censorship is a constant of history, and every age spews forth squads who stand ready to rectify our errors of thinking – always in the name of a greater good. Frank Furedi, writing in Spiked, tells how “white supremacy” has been transformed into an all-purpose term used to pathologize white people and discredit some of human civilization’s most important legacies.

Are We Living in The Best of Times?

The good news about the environment rarely makes the headlines. Despite the lamentations of environmental extremists like “Extinction Rebellion,” the science tells a very different story. Matt Ridley, writing in The Spectator UK, argues that we have rarely been in better shape and that environmental and technological trends are pointing in the right direction.

Jihad and the West’s Broken Asylum Laws

The vulnerabilities of Canada’s asylum laws were made evident when Abdulahi Hasan Sharif conducted a terrorist attack in Edmonton (the Somali was sentenced last week). Simply asking for asylum at the border of most Western countries sets in motion a process that can take years. Todd Bensam reports on how a broken asylum system facilitates the movement and planning of Islamist terrorists.

Identity Politics for Thee but not for Me

Boris Johnson’s victory in last week’s UK election heralds a historic realignment in British politics. Writing in The New York Intelligencer, Andrew Sullivan argues that while Johnson appealed to similar populist forces as Donald Trump, Johnson unveiled a fresh formula for the political success of right-of-centre parties: make no apologies for your own country and culture.

Groundhog Day for A Nation

The plot is familiar: a selfish weatherman is condemned to live a single day’s events over and over. The United States appears similarly condemned to revisit a plot in which the “rightful” – if unelected – rulers of the nation feel compelled to remove the duly elected President. Michael Anton reports.

Tilting at Windmills

The perennial idea of something for nothing appeals to something deep in the human psyche. Like the quest for a perpetual motion machine; it never ends, but merely takes on new forms. Matt Ridley examines the science of “free” power from the wind and finds, yet again, there’s no such thing as a free lunch.

Toeing the Party Line Down Under

China accounts for about one-third of Australia’s trade and Chinese influence in Oz has intensified. While U.S. resistance to Chinese expansionism is intensifying, Australia is far more vulnerable to the Communist regime’s efforts to shape its economy, cities, and political system. As Joel Kotkin reports, Aussies are becoming alarmed.

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