Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Fionn Shiner

Fionn Shiner
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London-based writer who has written for spiked-online, the Huffington Post, Private Eye and the Daily Mirror, amongst others.

Edmund Burke: 18th century solutions to 21st century dilemmas

This review of Samuel Burgess’s book Edmund Burke’s Battle with Liberalism: His Christian Philosophy and Why It Matters Today was first published on July...

A government legally enforcing insanity

MY first article for The Conservative Woman featured the G K Chesterton quote: 'It’s the first effect of not believing in God that you...

If this is life under the Leftie-loving Tories, what horrors do Labour have in store?

AS Laura has related on TCW, Sir Roger Scruton was sacked from his role as a government housing adviser on the basis of a...

Why the yoof are turned off by Tories

THE Tories, along with the rest of the country, are going through an existential crisis. One facet of their angst seems to be, ‘This...

Jordan Peterson and the cowards of Cambridge

JORDAN Peterson is in the news again because an offer of a visiting fellowship at Cambridge University’s Faculty of Divinity was rescinded after ‘further...

Knife crime is a choice, not a compulsion

MUCH of the current debate around knife crime has made me depressed. First, mindless violence among the young is always sad. Second, it has...

Christianity and the joy of sex – within marriage

CATHOLICS and non-Catholics alike should watch videos by the American Bishop Robert Barron, about whom Laura Perrins wrote in TCW yesterday. He is an...

The hate mob and the author who censored herself

AMELIE Wen Zhao was born in Paris, brought up in Beijing and now lives in New York City. She has always harboured dreams of...

When will the Left realise that hate doesn’t work?

WHY does it take people so long to stop doing something that is demonstrably immoral, destructive and harmful to their own interests? This was...

At Christmas, don’t forget Christ

Today marks the first Sunday of Advent, traditionally a period of penitence and preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ. Christmas is a time of...

The meaning of life – and death

Leo Tolstoy's novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich is important for our times, a tale of a man who is confronted by death and realises...

Hand-to-hand combat with Jordan Peterson

After a remarkable two years of global fame, Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson has once again found himself the talk of the Twitterati after GQ's...

St John Paul II, an inspiration to the oppressed

Today is the feast day of St John Paul II, Pope from 1978 to 2005. He is considered a hero amongst most Catholics, having...

Jordan Peterson is right about the F-word

George Orwell’s essay Politics and the English Language features the line: ‘The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it...

What’s wrong with sticking up for your child?

In my first year at university we devoted a lot of time to the works of Plato, in particular his book The Republic. He...

Faith, not suicide, is the answer

One heartbreaking feature of modern society is the spate of suicides. For men under 50 you are more likely to be killed by yourself...

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