Bill Muehlenberg

The great Great Reset and technocrat tyranny

20 November 2020 5:00 am

It really would be nice if the Great Reset was just another conspiracy theory. Sadly it is not, however, and…

Was Judas the world’s first socialist?

22 October 2020 7:22 pm

While readers of The Spectator Australia may not usually find themselves immersed in discussions of the Bible and theology, they would routinely have waded into important contributions here on…

Budget 2020: Josh, re-read Reagan

8 October 2020 8:28 pm

In 1987 a very important volume appeared by economic historian Roberts Higgs entitled Crisis and Leviathan. Although packed with a…

Has Daniel Andrews embraced the divine right of kings?

26 August 2020 3:36 pm

Back in 44 B.C Julius Caesar declared himself dictator perpetuo, dictator for life. On Monday, Victorian Premier Dan Andrews did much…

Mr Andrews, tear down this wall

9 July 2020 1:31 pm

A few things immediately sprang to my mind this morning as I awoke to my city surrounded by rings of…

Defund the police? Whatever could go wrong?

7 June 2020 12:04 pm

“Off the pigs!” OK, I confess: back in my wild youth, this was an oft-heard phrase rolling off my lips.…

Liberty is too important for bureaucratic bungling

19 April 2020 7:30 pm

Over the course of just a few days we have had all sorts of conflicting messages concerning the plan to…

Stop this pig-headed pandemic management

6 April 2020 4:19 pm

If this latest case of over-the-top moonbattery from Danandrewstan does not alarm you, I am not sure what will: A 17-year-old learner…

Remember: big government loves a big crisis

17 March 2020 5:00 am

On Sunday Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a set of stringent measures to keep coronavirus in check, including travel restrictions,…

Let’s save the planet by eliminating everyone

18 February 2020 5:00 am

We have come to the place where our supposed love for the planet means that we must now hate people.…

And the Oscar for the most fatuous virtue signalling goes to…

10 February 2020 8:26 pm

Sometimes all you can do is let them speak — and say nothing in reply. Just one of the memorable…

The American left’s fill-tilt lunacy

4 February 2020 5:45 pm

The phrase “Liberalism is a mental disorder” can be dismissed as simply a conservative smear. But as the current election…

Gender-neutral toilets don’t help our kids, but threaten them

9 December 2019 7:16 pm

Here is a truth you can bank on: the sexual revolutionaries never eat nor sleep, but are ever on the…

An American explains Thanksgiving: it’s a lesson in economics

29 November 2019 2:30 pm

As an American living in Australia, it can be hard going at times – especially now. No sumptuous turkey dinner…

Socialism: the inconvenient truth

10 November 2019 11:59 am

For as long as socialism has been around, there have been critics of it. And rightly so. As Ronald Reagan…

It’s now law: Danandrewstan has more (gender) varieties than Heinz

29 August 2019 12:08 pm

Remember when you were young and driving around the country on lengthy trips? Often you would alleviate the boredom by…

Woodstock and the rise and fall of the Age of Aquarius

14 August 2019 5:00 am

Some of the more elderly amongst us will know that exactly 50 years ago we had an event that defined…

The Democrats have become the party of Froot Loops

4 August 2019 3:27 pm

Honest question: just how much is Trump paying the contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination? One is hard-pressed to come…

To save Western Civilisation, turn right

18 July 2019 1:54 pm

C S Lewis once observed that when you are going in the wrong direction, the thing to do is go…

Bookburning, then and now

9 July 2019 5:00 am

It was the nineteenth century German poet Heinrich Heine who once said, “Wherever they burn books they will also, in…

The invasion of the drag queens

24 June 2019 1:49 pm

Sometimes you wake up and wonder, “Am I in the correct century?” “Am I in the right country?” You look…

Killing works: just look at what it did for my career

11 June 2019 8:49 pm

American social commentator Dennis Prager nailed it when he said this: “Good societies can survive people doing immoral things. But a…

Could we repeat D-Day?

7 June 2019 3:46 pm

Seventy-five years ago some 150,000 troops landed on French beaches to roll back the Nazi menace. On the very first…

Can relearning our history save the West from decline?

31 May 2019 4:00 am

It was the noted English historian Paul Johnson who once wrote: “The study of history is a powerful antidote to…

Notre Dame and the fate of the West

18 April 2019 4:59 pm

With the cause of the blaze that took down much of Notre Dame still uncertain (accident, arson, terrorism?), many commentators…