Declan Mansfield

Being Penny Wong

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Under Labor, DFAT gets even dafter

Toxic femininity

27 March 2021 9:00 am

Double standards that ignore biological truths

BLM and the N word

22 August 2020 9:00 am

Disturbing echoes of the Weimar republic can clearly be seen in the Black Lives Matter movement

The long adolescence of Clementine Ford

10 June 2020 1:07 pm

I hate mobs so I feel guilty criticising Clementine Ford. It’s hard, though, to feel sympathy for her. She’s a…

Bleach? The MSM has been drunk on its Kool-Aid since Donald Trump became president

29 April 2020 6:11 pm

Repressive regimes don’t tell the truth, and, if they do, it’s because the truth works to their advantage. Truth, for…

Women’s world

18 April 2020 9:00 am

One of life’s perennial questions is what would the world look like if it was ruled by women. It’s an…

Celebrity climate sting

7 September 2019 9:00 am

I’m a mediocre guitar player. I’ve also said 12 lines in a one-act play. Neither of these activities gave me…

Lies and the death of democracy

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Words matter, concepts matter. Without a shared understanding of language we’d live in a world of chaos. Truth, in other…

The climate conundrum

1 June 2019 9:00 am

All political philosophies are rational according to their own logic. Even reprehensible and morally repugnant ideologies can appear logical if…

Lies, groceries and feminist statistics

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Successful politics is impossible without lies. Politicians know being truthful doesn’t work. Voters, for all their claims about wanting honest…

Sisters aren’t doing it for themselves

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Every era has its noble lies – the ideas that underpin a civilisation. The noble lie of contemporary culture is…

The Facebook page of Dorian Gray

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Technology is disruptive. It destroys and creates. It also defines us as human beings. No technology, though, even television, has…

Good Trump, bad Trump

25 August 2018 9:00 am

The great Austrian economist Friedrich von Hayek said ‘the curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little…

Peterson’s sin

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Last week I wanted to move to a hut in the wilderness, as far away from people as possible. The…

Thinking versus doing

14 July 2018 9:00 am

The Australian National University’s rejection of the Ramsay Centre’s Western Civilisation degree has ignited a debate about university education in…

Donald Trump’s honest politics

22 June 2018 7:46 am

We are now a year and five months into the Trump presidency and the commentariat are still at a loss…

The monstrous evil of Nazi/Israeli moral equivalence

19 April 2018 4:21 pm

Gaza is the Warsaw Ghetto. The Israelis are Nazis. Palestinians are the victims of genocide. These are claims that are…

Want to fix big government? Ban public sector workers from voting

1 April 2018 7:30 am

The American revolutionaries claimed that “taxation without representation is tyranny”. In other words, taxing people, while denying them the vote,…

Stephen Hawking and the limits of knowledge

22 March 2018 7:45 am

Stephen Hawking, the physicist and cosmologist who died last week, is now set to have his ashes interred alongside those…

Stuck down a one-way street

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Australia is not a racist country. Compared with much of the world, Australia is a paragon of virtue when it…

Recycling is rubbish

27 February 2018 7:28 am

Recycling is rubbish. Not in the sense that the stuff we recycle is rubbish – which it is, of course…

Liberty and America’s gun culture

20 February 2018 8:01 pm

Freedom is not an unalloyed good. It allows people both to flourish and to make mistakes. Freedom, then, can never…

The Green-left’s war against Jim Molan

9 February 2018 7:53 pm

The Greens are a party without principle or common sense. They’ve proved their lack of seriousness by their attack this…

The feminist two-step

3 February 2018 9:00 am

Feminism is in crisis. It’s in a crisis of its own making because it’s been an echo chamber for so…

Jordan Peterson proves truth will out

23 January 2018 5:12 pm

Last week something insignificant occurred that may in future assume greater importance. Just like the defenestration of Prague, which started the Thirty…