In his new biography of Vladimir Putin, Short opens with an equally bizarre story that he proves is almost surely false. The false flag theory always strained common sense. The assassinations are a particularly important part of the Putin persona that has been crafted in the Western press. If Putin were ever pressured out of office and Berezovsky could get back at the trough in Russia, his P.R. The proliferation of false stories about Putin harms America by giving the public an erroneous view of an important geopolitical player.
There has been an odd, inverted symmetry between South Korean and U.S. leadership in recent decades. Negotiations over financial support for the alliance were also fraught, and South Korea abandoned previous cooperation with Japan that the U.S. had promoted. South Korea signed on to both Chip 4 and IPEF, just as it did the KORUS FTA, and now its political and business leaders feel betrayed. South Korea’s manufacturing prowess in the technological sphere can help. This is especially the case while South Korea has a president willing to work with the U.S. on this issue; by 2027 it may not.1 month ago The American Conservative
One of the London environmentalists queried: “What is worth more, art or life? It is the act of making or doing things that both signifies what makes humans uniquely human and expresses our deepest thoughts and affections. But, they insist, we are not shocked by pollution, rising global temperatures, food insecurity, the loss of endangered species, etc. To attack art is thus to attack man. In their frantic fervor, these zealots jettisoned the very things that had formed them into people capable of creating and safeguarding beauty.1 month ago The American Conservative
and that "the holy mother Eloïse has just aborted the embryo of Jesus on the altar of the Madeleine." But according to the ECHR, you can commit the ultimate blasphemy on the altar of a Catholic Church, during the liturgy, and it's protected speech. Who will fight and die for the right of feminists to simulate aborting Jesus on the altar of a Catholic Church at Christmas? We Christians in the West today desperately need to prepare ourselves as Father Kolakovic prepared the young Christians of Slovakia! If you have your church group or student group reading it together, click here for a free, downloadable study guide.1 month ago The American Conservative
He was among the first to implore conservatives to abandon the Conservative Party, rightly observing that it began as an outfit for getting the sons of gentlemen into political office and was utterly bereft of any principles. Many of our great institutions have spruced up their facade: parts of London have in recent years been greatly tarted up. In truth, there has been no conservative party in this country for many decades. ‘For Dickens and Wordsworth, for the great cathedrals and parish churches which express, without words, the truth about us. Exciting trade deals with the Far East and the tangy flavour of chlorine-washed chicken.’The grand pessimist’s words are depressingly hard to deny.27 days ago The Conservative Woman
At which point, Conservative poll ratings perhaps rise to the low 30s. Conservative members may not grasp the extent to which their party is becoming a joke – here and abroad. The very word “conservative” risks becoming unmentionable in polite society (indeed, in any kind of society at all). The thought occurs that maybe the Conservative Party no longer cares. Conservative MPs, peers, donors, hacks and activists caper owards an open grave, with Death himself – sorry, Johnson – leading the procession.1 month ago Conservative Home
I suspect Rishi Sunak will be no different. This was done to appease the lunatic fringe which has proved so successful at occupying our cultural institutions, most notably the BBC. They don’t believe in ‘Net Zero’ as a way of combating anthropogenic global warming – how could they? ‘Net Zero’ is the policy through which they can degrade Western capitalism and atone for Britain’s imperial past. Is Sunak an oikophobe, indifferent careerist or coward?1 month ago The Conservative Woman
Now we have BlackRock, but what exactly is BlackRock? To that end, BlackRock has been actively severing its ties with the fossil fuel industry. From the other side of the debate, New York City’s comptroller suggested BlackRock was retreating from its climate promises. BlackRock is heavily involved in the charity sector, managing over £4.5billion for more than 3,000 UK charities alone. BlackRock executive defends pensions strategy that fuelled UK crisisA business with the financial resources of BlackRock will naturally attract well-connected people to its payroll.1 month ago The Conservative Woman