The UK's most quoted sociologist, Frank Furedi is emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent, and specialises on the sociology of fear, education, therapy culture and paranoid parenting. As explained in his 2018 book, "How Fear Works: The Culture of Fear in the 21st Century", fear has now assumed the commanding moral position in society.

Nigel Farage, the former leader of the UK Independence Party, speaks at Hillsdale College about Brexit and the election of President Donald Trump.
February 2017

Award-winning American author and opinion writer Lionel Shriver delivered this year’s JBL lecture. She eviscerated the modern-day obsession with identity politics, political correctness and the hypersensitivities of the #MeToo movement that are threatening creativity.
The John Bonython Lecture is the annual Gala event for the Centre for Independent Studies. Designed to advance the principles of free choice, individual liberty, defend cultural freedom and the open exchange of ideas – this year’s lecture was no different.
Shriver’s breakout novel We Need to Talk About Kevin has sold over 1 million copies and was made into a feature film starring Tilda Swinton.
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"CIA today is a dysfunctional organisation, it is incapable of doing its job but they are also the best turf fighters in Washington, which means they always get their budget."

Today we sit down with historian and University of Pennsylvania professor Arthur Waldron. He was a founding member of the Congressional US-China Economic and Security Review Commission and is a board member of the Jamestown Foundation.

00:10 Das Rheingold – Vorspiel
03:00 Singularity
08:25 Crystal
15:20 Tutti Frutti
22:25 Bizarre Love Triangle
28:30 Waiting for the Sirens' Call (Planet Funk Remix)
35:40 Plastic
43:00 The Perfect Kiss
49:45 Temptation
1:01:00 Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover)

"For the sake of diversity, we must all think alike."
"The pendulum has swung to robber-capitalism. The only mark of success is money. How you get it doesn’t matter anymore. I can remember when a billionaire was unknown, now everyone on the Forbes 400-list is a billionaire. We talk about individuals who have 100 billion dollars. That was the stats of the entirety of the Federal government when John F. Kennedy was president. So, now one person has a hundred billion dollars. You have a system that produces those results and yet the middle family income in the US is not grown in 20-30 years."

"In society, there have to be countervailing powers. One power has to balance the other. If not, some group runs away with it all. In the US, all of these countervailing powers have been destroyed. For example, one of the main results of offshoring the middle-class jobs, the manufacturing jobs, was to destroy the unions. So, there is no longer any constraint by the union as a workforce or employers. We are now back to robbery-capitalism because the unions are gone. A few exist and they are in the public sector and they are now beginning to starve them out as well. No raises, cuts, they use all sorts of tactics. And there is no longer a media to constrain them. Where is that limit now? It is gone."

"The deterioration happened in a fairly short time. It was not a long drawn out procedure. If you think back to post World War II, we had a country that was a real country back then. We were unified, a people that believed in progress, there was goodwill. Where are these values now?"

Dan Bongino breaks down the ANATOMY of how Barack Obama and his nefarious administration spied on Donald Trump’s campaign.
As part of the Horowitz Freedom Center Restoration Weekend, Dan outlines Donald Trump’s next move, outs the enemies both internal and external, and names NAMES on the cabal attempting a Presidential coup.

No economist of modern times has challenged and overturned more wrong-headed economic thinking than Walter Williams. For forty years he’s argued against the illogic of the minimum wage, racial quotas, occupational licensing as well as the welfare state. What drives his liberal critics crazy is his provocative argument that these government interventions hurt the very people they are designed to help.

'Affirmative Action' is just another way of saying 'Positive Discrimination', which is just another way of saying Discrimination.


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