Of course it is not sufficient to condemn violent racism, like that in Charlottesville, because it is unkind. But history teaches us that we must watch for signs of a loss of empathy for others.
Posts Tagged: freedom
We have allowed our enemies to infiltrate almost every power centre that matters and delegitimise our very existence.
We must never forget that the Opposition would ally us with any tyrant, terrorist or thug so long as they recite the requisite ideological verses.
From Bourne’s and Wolverine’s suffering at the hands of big government, to Peter Parker’s apprenticeship with Iron Man, cinema is full of ideas.
Put harshly, it can be the ideology of the free-rider, the citizen who neglects the demands of citizenship.
Iain Dale: Shame on the doctors and lobbies that support the extinction of young human lives. (And, yes: I’m anti-abortion.)
Plus: I was a bit hard on Javid. I have a bit of time for Cable. On May’s modesty and decency. And: ttthhhwwwaaaccckkk!…there goes the ball, straight down the fairway.
Benedict Rogers: Twenty years on from leaving Hong Kong, Britain risks selling its honour – as China flouts and abuses justice
As Patten says, the Joint Declaration gives us a specific responsibility to ensure that China’s promises are upheld – which we are not meeting.
Alex Morton: We cannot be neutral in Islam’s internal struggle. Here are three ways in which the Prime Minister should act.
When I worked in Number Ten, the people who grasped most clearly this ideology’s threat were my Muslim co-workers.
Jamie Whyte: The Conservatives didn’t win because they rejected Thatcher’s beliefs – a small state and free markets
The “modernisers” think that people with clear principles are cranks. In five years, they may find themselves queuing for food at their local Red Star state supermarket.
Edward Frith: Corbyn promised us the moon. May pretended we weren’t there. No wonder young people backed Labour.
My generation are a generation who don’t watch TV and don’t read newspapers – but do watch YouTube and get their news from Facebook.
Marxism, that failed social science, leads him to focus on terrorists’ circumstances, not the beliefs which really drive them to kill.
Ryan Bourne: May has chosen to occupy the centre, rather than try to shift it. This bodes badly for Britain, Brexit – and the economy.
The basic principles of limited government, economic and civil liberties, freedom and equality under the law are almost entirely absent from her programme.
Pleasingly, it includes several policies that this site has proposed.
After “the biggest ransomeware offensive in history”, how safe is our personal data – which the state requires others to keep?
We should be asking ourselves whether the law is putting our data more at risk than the balance between collective and personal security requires.
David Alton: The clique which rules North Korea should be tried in absentia for crimes against humanity
Their atrocities are without parallel in the modern world.