Monthly Archives: April 2004

An ancient tracte on Ye olde troubles in Assyria

The following obscure and ancient manuscript is laid before the reader in the hope that, if only by its contrast with present enlightened views of statecraft, it may provide a modicum of both pleasure and instruction.

‘The councils of the … Continue reading

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Holy Irrelevant, it’s Joe Clark

Batman!!! Da na na na na na na na Na na na na na na na na … Sorry. I got a bit carried away. But you have to admit the Scarlet Pimpernel theme is catchy. Eh? I was just … Continue reading

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Welfare state perpetuates the tyranny of the majority

It takes a lot to make me drop what I’m reading and shout “That’s ridiculous,” especially if I’m reading Maclean’s. But it happened when pollster Allan Gregg declared in their April 5 issue that “The tyranny of the majority is … Continue reading

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Private charity improves morality

Why do we deliver charity through government? The habit has become so ingrained of late that the question is rarely raised. But if it is raised, I submit, the answer is much less obvious than the left-wing shouters would have … Continue reading

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It’s healthy to increase attention on medical errors

Oh, here’s good news. There’s a one-in-eight chance that if you go into a hospital some bad thing, or in technical terms an “adverse event,” will happen to you there. What? You don’t want to be told that? Would you … Continue reading

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