Author: James Higham

Tolerance

Opening this up to the 99.9% who may not have been interested in a theological tract at 09:30 this Sunday, which I do not insist you read, nor do I request it, I do ask all to consider the question…

Why the west advanced faster

In sending the link, Chuckles wrote: “Answers on a postcard,” and he’s right. So were all the others who commented at Westhunt on why the west outstripped China five hundred years ago. Not mentioned, for example, was the fallow farming…

Women’s Day

It’s such a pity so many western women have soured relations so much between men and women because I used to enjoy Women’s Day in Russia, the second most important day of the year, the other being New Year. Long…

Yesterday’s men, a musical treatment of an old war

This was written about Conservatives and fuddy-duddies in general: Little did Madness know just how relevant it was to become today: Yesterday’s men hang on to today To sing in the old fashioned way But things change and now those…

Breeding CAN be taught

One thing which had so many conservatives up in arms was Obama’s utter lack of class and absence of manners: Most of the criticism was for his habit of putting feet up on furniture in street shoes. This was not…

The limits of freedom

The Freedom Association is one I’ve been associated with since 2010 and not surprisingly, they are dedicated to people’s freedom within a society, in contrast, say, to that of Iraq and North Korea. In short, they are dedicated to preserving…

Doris

Currently enjoying the charms of Doris in these windy isles – how are you managing today? Scene below was on Twitter just now, seems a bit windy over there.

South Africa [2]

Perceptions or reality? This is the issue we’re grappling with on South Africa. Hard to argue with a South African who says he was able to walk about Joburg with impunity decades ago, kept to safe areas after dark a…