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Mark Collins – Chicom State-Owned Firms’ Investment in US: a Good Thing?

18 Nov

An American government body has its doubts–music to president-elect Trump’s ears? Might our government think very hard about what sorts of Dragon investment in Canada might come under t…

Source: Mark Collins – Chicom State-Owned Firms’ Investment in US: a Good Thing?

Mark Collins – Trump Transition: National Security/Foreign Policy

16 Nov

Leaks, rumour, speculation–at Foreign Policy: SitRep: Huge Changes in Trump NatSec Team; Pentagon Pick Likely This Week Big day. Tuesday [Nov. 15] was a quite a day in the transition effort o…

Source: Mark Collins – Trump Transition: National Security/Foreign Policy

Mark Collins – Donald Trump’s Victory, or, “America’s Emerging Nationalism Crisis”

15 Nov

Excerpts from an article by John Schindler of The XX Committee blog: …It would be wrong to impute huge numbers of down-market whites voting for Trump simply to racism, as many on the left pre…

Source: Mark Collins – Donald Trump’s Victory, or, “America’s Emerging Nationalism Crisis”

Mark Collins – Donald Trump, the People and Universal Suffrage Democracy–and Bertolt Brecht

14 Nov

Further to this post, Terry Glavin on Trump and Why: “God help us all” or… consider this: Letter: Brecht dissolves the electorate Neal Ascherson [a writer I rather like] writes: “After the Ea…

Source: Mark Collins – Donald Trump, the People and Universal Suffrage Democracy–and Bertolt Brecht

Mark Collins – Trump’s Victory: Trump’s Implications for Canada: Defence, NAFTA, Keystone XL, Climate Change

10 Nov

Four tweets: 1) Defence: 2) NAFTA: 3) Keystone XL: 4) Climate change: Lots on the bilateral plate for our government and prime minister–and then there’s always softwood lumber, eh? Mark…

Source: Mark Collins – Trump’s Victory: Trump’s Implications for Canada: Defence, NAFTA, Keystone XL, Climate Change

Mark Collins: Terry Glavin on Trump and Why: “God help us all” or…

10 Nov

…the decline of the old media, especially newspapers, and the arrogant self-content of the greatest and goodest–excerpts: With Trump’s win, the Age of the Gargoyle has arrived In …

Source: Mark Collins: Terry Glavin on Trump and Why: “God help us all” or…

Mark Collins – Der Untergang des Abendlandes, Trump v. Clinton Section

1 Nov

The Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente puts matters most succinctly: …the world’s most powerful nation has become a laughingstock – overcome by groping scandals, e-mail leaks, and the anti…

Source: Mark Collins – Der Untergang des Abendlandes, Trump v. Clinton Section

Mark Collins – ‘The U.S. did not “invade” Afghanistan’

26 Oct

A letter sent to the NY Times and not published: Paul Theroux [website here] writes (“Pardon the American Taliban”, Oct. 23) that “after Sept. 11, the United States invaded Afghan…

Source: Mark Collins – ‘The U.S. did not “invade” Afghanistan’

Mark Collins – Boden wenn nicht Blut: Horrible Heidegger, Nazism and Now

24 Oct

Martin Heidegger (more here) truly was a nasty piece of work–with nasty foretastes for today? At the London Review of Books: Great Again Malcolm Bull Ponderings II-VI: Black Notebooks, 1931-3…

Source: Mark Collins – Boden wenn nicht Blut: Horrible Heidegger, Nazism and Now

Mark Collins – Der Untergang des Abendlandes, Putin and “transgender bathroom rights” Section

21 Oct

At the end of an opinion piece at the Wall St. Journal: The Vladimir Putin Test The strongman’s appeal reveals a lot about today’s liberal democracies… Under President Obama, Angela Merkel, F…

Source: Mark Collins – Der Untergang des Abendlandes, Putin and “transgender bathroom rights” Section