Thierry Baudet – The Dark Apparition of The Owl Of Minerva In The Netherlands

The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk – Hegel   Elections took place in the Netherlands’ 12 provinces last month, where the voters were called to reelect the provincial councils, responsible for daily administration of the provinces. An important role of the provincial councils is the election of […]

Jihadist Fighters Jago Riedijk And Shamima Begum – “Come Back Home, All Is Forgiven!”

Whereas it took me the best part of half a century to find the love of my life, this particular Jihadist fighter needed just 240 hours to fall in love, in the middle of a desert, with an underage schoolgirl from Bethnal Green, disguised as representing an Arabian version of the Buddhist nirvana. Ten days […]

Running After The Hijab – Why Decathlon And The Washington Post Got It Wrong

For some it is hard to believe that France, of all countries, is having yet another heated debate concerning a dress code. The country that is renowned for its mode and haute-couture, is getting all worked up about a piece of cloth covering a woman’s hair – yet again, again. After having nearly drowned under […]

Nous Devons Tous Faire Comme Charlie Hebdo

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Pourquoi j’ai quitté plusieurs groupes Facebook   J’ai écrit beaucoup de choses à propos du Brexit. Pas étonnant, je suis un “Franglais” né à Londres, ayant vécu en France, et vivant depuis 20 ans aux Pays-Bas. Pas étonnant, non plus, que j’ai pleuré comme une madeleine le lendemain de ce scrutin malheureux du mois de […]

Cultural Appropriation Is a Myth – I’m Not My Culture, I’m Me

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The French and English cultures in which I grew up, influence my tastes and moral judgements. But they are not me…I am. Cultural appropriation is a myth because there is nothing to appropriate. For Tania de Montaigne, a French journalist and writer, Blacks do not exist, but blacks do. “Why the capital B?”, she asks. […]