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White Trash in the UK: The Revenge of the June 23, 2016 vote. Part III. Racialism and Identity politics

Education: Education in the UK is highly  contentious. The same holds true in western Europe, the United States and Australia. [1]Where the UK differs is in the gap between more conservative and liberal attitudes on education.  Conservative people generally prefer … Continue reading

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White Trash in the UK: The Revenge of the June 23, 2016 vote. Part II The secularist wave

The law of unintended consequences has rarely been so evidently at work than in the century-old attempt to engineer UK society into a new mould. In the opening sentence of English History 1914-1945, OUP 1965, the historian A.J.P.Taylor, wrote that … Continue reading

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Tommy Robinson: Robin Hood and the Norman Sheriff

Tommy Robinson is no stranger to controversy. He is best known as an anti-Islam activist, who founded the English Defense League (EDL) in 2009 in response to abuse in Luton hurled by Muslims at soldiers returning from Afghanistan.The EDL’s main … Continue reading

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Development and culture: the case of South Africa

Alec Russell, After Mandela: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa, London, Windmill Books, 2010; Rian Malan, My Traitor’s Heart: Blood and Bad Dreams: A South African Explores the Madness in His Country, in His Tribe and Himself, Vintage … Continue reading

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Tom Holland, In the Shadow of the Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World, Little Brown, 2012.

Tradition holds that Mohamet’s life and works were conducted in the full light of history, by contrast to the degree of authority that can be given to the evangelists about the life of Christ. In the words of  Salman Rushdie, … Continue reading

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