Entries by Tobias Langdon

Helen Suzman’s Perpetual Rage Helped Create the Liberal Paradise of South Africa

Heard these jokes about Jewish mothers? Q: Why aren’t there any Jewish mothers on parole boards? A: They’d never let anyone finish a sentence. Q: What did the waiter ask the group of Jewish mothers? A: “Is anything all right?” Q: What’s the difference between a Rottweiler and a Jewish Mother? A: Eventually, the Rottweiler […]

Tony Obama: A Guide to Gas, Greed and Gold

A progressive young leader sweeps into power on a tide of euphoria, consigning a discredited right-wing regime to history. He promises huge changes to his jubilant supporters, vowing to re-shape politics and govern for the benefit of the ordinary and the oppressed, not for the mega-rich who waxed fat under his predecessors. Adoring profiles of […]

Deluded and Dangerous: Auster’s Insight Ten Years On

Christopher Hitchens was a sociable extrovert who worshiped Leon Trotsky and wrote with all the grace, delicacy and intelligence of a bomb-delivery by the neo-cons. Naturally enough, when he died in 2011 he was honoured around the world in the mainstream media. Larry Auster was a prickly introvert who converted to Christianity and wrote with […]

Let’s Dawk: Science and the Supernatural

The hum of the hive-mind. If you thought it was loud at the Guardian, you should try the New Statesman. Or maybe you shouldn’t. You might get tinnitus. Particularly if you read an article by the famous religious leader Richard Dawkins, who leads the world-wide cult of liberal atheism. He’s been writing about the greatest […]