Author Archives: ActonBooks

No safe space

There is a charming story to be found in the UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, though it’s a tad un-pc, as it reminds millennial snowflakes that all countries have had a past. A kind descendant has donated memorabilia of one of … Continue reading

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All cattywampous

Buses, eh. They’re like new words. You wait forever and then two come along at once. Still reeling from the fact that the word colporteur was a thing (‘Ah, mais oui, but he eez ze American who eez making those … Continue reading

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What are words worth?

As Talking Heads alumni band Tom Tom Club once sang: “What are words worth?” Well quite a lot when you think you knew a few of them and in the space of a day you encounter two — make that … Continue reading

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Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity review

Originally posted on Enough of this Tomfoolery!:
On paper, the artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was part of the art establishment – a Royal Academician, a knight of the realm and a member of the Order of Merit, with a lucrative…

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Lest We Forget

A brave and by his own words modest man died last month. His name was Mike Dauncey. He was 97, and so in the language of the battle for hearts and minds that the English call the game of cricket, … Continue reading

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“CHILD FOUND”

  You have to wonder what was the eventual fate of this unfortunate baby girl — though perhaps being given up was the best that could have happened to her, given the alternative that parents often chose. Infanticide followed by … Continue reading

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First they came for Blair Cottrell, but I was not Blair Cottrell

Worth having a look at the Blair Cottrell case decided in Melbourne yesterday if you have a moment and care about free speech.It does not matter that it occurred on the other side of the world. It does not matter … Continue reading

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Body shaming is not new

A poignant tale from 1798…

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What the Left and the Alt-Right Get Wrong about Robert E. Lee

Source: What the Left and the Alt-Right Get Wrong about Robert E. Lee

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When science and religious cults collide

For good measure about the ‘climate change causes bad things… look, see it’s flooding, therefore it must be’ debate, and yes I know it’s from Breitbart, but it should give the more rabid and uninformed warmists just a teensy weensy … Continue reading

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