It is with great sadness the editor and staff learnt of the death of Sir Roger Scruton who edited the Salisbury Review for many years. We will be publishing an appreciation on line and an obituary in the spring edition of the magazine.
Most teachers don’t pay much attention to Pol Pot these days. If a pupil asks about the Cambodian dictator they will explain that he was an inevitable complication of the struggle to create a classless society. It is true, they will say, that Pol Pot killed two million of his subjects, Stalin twenty million, and Mao Zedong, seventy million, but … [Read on]
The late Michael Wharton ran a diary column in the Daily Telegraph called ‘Way of the World’ among the entries were extracts from Squire Haggard’s Journal, originally conceived by Michael Green. Haggard’s Journal purported to have been written around 1775. Oct. 17: Gales. Mortalities: Stoppage of the Blood, 3; Reticulation of the Loins, 28. The Intelligencer reports a speech by … [Read on]
Tommy Robinson sentenced to 9 months for contempt I WENT into a public ‘ouse to get a pint o’ beer, The publican ‘e up an’ sez, ” We serve no red-coats here.” The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die, I outs into the street again an’ to myself sez I: O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ ” … [Read on]
Boris on Australian TV recites the Illiad
Greta Thunberg appeals to the Nordic fantasies of the rich middle classes in Britain; a world of operating room cleanliness, leggy blondes anxious to discuss Marx over an ice-cool shot of aquavit, followed by an atmosphere-burning flight to the Maldives to wail over the absence of marine life, and a contract to write about it in the Guardian. The talk … [Read on]