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AuthorLindsay Perigo

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October 8, 2007

Some years ago at this university there was an essay competition for humanities students, instigated by Sir Robert Jones. The topic was “That the world would be a better place if BCom students were given a daily flogging” (Commerce students were forbidden to take part: an unnecessary restriction, I thought, since they can’t write anyway).

October 1, 2007

On October 10, 1957, Atlas Shrugged was published by Random House. Thirteen years in the writing, including two years on the novel’s key philosophical exposition, Galt’s Speech, Atlas instantly alienated all elements of the establishment. It still does. Yet according to an oft-quoted 1994 US Library of Congress poll, more respondents were influenced by it […]

September 24, 2007

All religion is evil, and to the extent that its adherents recognise its fabrications for what they are and go on adhering to them, its adherents are evil too. That’s by no means all of them—many just muddle on in unquestioning, custom-based acquiescence to what they’ve been brought up in. Even the latter group, however, […]

September 17, 2007

So kids’ Commie Commissar Kiro wants mandatory screening by the state of every baby’s home life. Compulsory visits from the infanto-nazis. Parents who don’t cooperate will be referred to “welfare authorities.”

September 10, 2007

“We love the truth, but we love our fantasies even more,” might well be man’s epitaph. His stubborn refusal to put aside childish beliefs will probably be the death of him. Ours is the Age of anti-Reason, whose logical endpoint, barring a second renaissance, is destruction.

September 3, 2007

“Freedom is the fundamental requirement of man’s mind. … A gun is not an argument.”—Ayn Rand What a feeding frenzy the smelly Saddamites have had with my “Death to Islamo-Fascism!” articles! How characteristic, their clamour for censorship! How intellectually and morally bankrupt, their attacks on my sexuality, weight, hair loss, etc.—anything but the argument!

August 13, 2007

I note that apologists for Islamofascism have gotten their tea-towels in a twist over my article, “Death to Islamofascism”.

August 6, 2007

A few weeks back I sent out the following press release to coincide with that meeting of anti-minds called “Live Earth”:

July 30, 2007

To paraphrase my favourite author, Ayn Rand, the world is perishing from an orgy of airheadedness. To be more precise, two types of dictatorship are destroying the world—the traditional, overtly totalitarian type (Islamo-fascism, communism) … and our own democratic type. Democracy is dictatorship by numbers.