Hal G.P. Colebatch Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Dec 1, 2009

As Britain approaches a general election, commentators on the present “British sickness” or “British crisis” usually dwell on one of several areas. Here are some of them: • Destruction of trust in the Parliamentary and political system. About half Britain’s…

by | Oct 13, 2009

Goddess Unmasked: The Rise of Neopagan Feminist SpiritualityBy Philip G. Davis (Spence Publishing, 1998) In this book Professor Philip G. Davis, a Canadian academic, proves with compelling scholarship that the present-day “goddess” cults have no detectable linkage with any ancient pagan…

by | Jul 24, 2009

Pope Paul’s Vl Pontificate has faded from popular memory, completely overshadowed by that of John Paul II. However it is worth remembering at this time that in 1969 he unequivocally blessed and hailed the Apollo Moon-landing, upholding the Vatican’s tradition…

by | Jun 11, 2009

While some scholars have begun meeting at Oxford to discuss the cause of his eventual sainthood, G. K. Chesterton is remembered largely today by the reading public as the creator of the Father Brown detective stories, in which a humble…

by | May 20, 2009

In more than a decade of observing and writing about Britain’s society and culture, I have never encountered anything comparable to the rage and fury which has followed the revelation that large numbers of Members of Parliament of various parties…

by | Apr 20, 2009

Latest news in the exciting saga of Britain’s socialized medicine is that a nurse, Margaret Haywood, aged 58, has been struck off for the crime of exposing neglect and mistreatment of elderly patients at the Royal Sussex Hospital on a television…

by | Apr 13, 2009

Climate change alarmism has moved firmly into the realms of science-fiction with a piece in the Los Angeles Times claiming that Australia is being ravaged by “drought, fires, killer heat waves, wildlife extinction and mosquito-borne illness.” The headline screams: “What will…

by | Mar 16, 2009

I don’t suppose many Americans know this, but they ought to: Australia recovered from the Great Depression much more quickly than did America by doing the opposite of what America is doing today. This was despite the fact that relative…

by | Feb 20, 2009

Things seem to be moving faster in Britain, and not in a nice direction. In the area of religion, here are five incidents reported in the course of barely a week. A foster mother has been struck off by a…

by | Feb 2, 2009

First, a couple of credentials: I am immodest enough to think that few people have a longer record than I of attacking former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his government. My book Blair’s Britain was begun in Blair’s salad…

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