In the Netherlands, we're faced with a contrived "environmental crisis" that exists solely in the minds of our technocrats. Once again we are being ordered to "follow the science" with no space for honest debate.
Is there a place for the English language in the emerging multipolar world? Or should it be discarded as a colonial artifact? Not up to us to say of course, we in the anglophone world can only look on as the rest of the world decides. My latest on Substack: Boot the bankers, keep the language
Every generation interprets the classics in ways that reflect current sensibilities. That doesn't doesn't give us license to "fix" their ideological shortcomings. A recent production in Amsterdam of Götterdämmerung is a case in point: Rectifying Wagner
The contemporary Left demonizes any form of nationalism, embracing instead a idealistic vision of a borderless utopia. Fortunately down-to-earth politicians like the German socialist Sahra Wagenknech have more sensible ideas: Sahra Wagenknecht's Left populism
So how's the EU Energy Transition going? Now up on Substack: A short commentary on our current predicament. Owing to poor planning and ideological obsessions, Europe is forced to increase burning coal for energy production. Our Green politicians have a lot to answer for: Greens turn to coal