David Kemp, “Freedom and the Achievements of Western Civilisation

Review of Jennifer Burns’ “Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right”, Policy Magazine

Margaret Thatcher, “Liberty and Limited Government“, The 1996 Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture

Review of Victor Davis Hanson’s “Why the West Has Won“, Spectator

Australian liberalism

David Kemp, “Good Government and Liberalism“, 47th Alfred Deakin Lecture

Robert Menzies on liberalism in Australia, Menzies Research Centre

Bill Stacey, “Libertarianism in Australia’s ‘New Enlightenment” Mannkal Economic Education Foundation

Review of “The Lucky Culture and the Rise of the Australian Ruling Class“, IPA Review

Australian history

Excerpt from David Neal, “The Rule of Law in a Penal Colony: Law and Power in Early New South Wales

John Roskam on Peter Cochrane’s “Colonial Ambition: Foundations of Australian Democracy“, IPA Review

John Gascoigne, “The Enlightenment and the origins of European Australia” (Google Books preview)

Biography of George Reid, Australia’s first and last Free Trade Prime Minister, Australian Dictionary of Biography


Luke Slattery, “In Search of Civilisation’s Lost Classics“, The Australian

Review of Chris Wickham’s “The Inheritance of Rome: A History of Europe from 400 to 1000“, Spectator

Chris Abbott, “The Six Waves of European History

James Kurth “Western Civilisation: Our Tradition“, The Intercollegiate Review

Kenneth Minogue reviews John O’Sullivan’s “The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World“, New Criterion

Benjamin Constant, “The Liberty of Ancients Compared with that of Moderns

Donald Kagan, “In Defence of History” National Endowment for the Humanities:

Robert A. Peterson, “Lessons in Liberty: The Dutch Republic, 1579-1750“, The Freeman


Biography of St. Bernardino of Siena, Action Institute

John Morley, “Voltaire

Confessions of a Macaulay Fan“, Reason

Review of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln“, New York Times

Obituary of Lord Harris, founder of the Institute of Economic Affairs, Telegraph

Review of Isaiah Berlin’s “Letters”, The Telegraph

Roger Scruton on Kenneth Minogue, American Spectator

Political Philosophy

Robert Louis Wilken, “Augustine’s Enduring Legacy“, American Enterprise Institute

James Wood, “Tocqueville in America: The grand journey, retraced and reimagined“, New Yorker

Claude Polin, “Western Political Models and Their Metaphysics: The Two Political Philosophies of the West“, First Principles

Review of Pierre Manent’s “Intellectual History of Liberalism

Isaiah Berlin, “Two Concepts of Liberty

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America


Review of Alejandro A. Chafuen’s “Faith and Liberty: The Economic Thought of the Late Scholastics“, Journal of Markets and Morality

Why Adam Smith is important“, Adam Smith Institute

James Halteman, “Is Adam Smith’s Moral Philosophy an Adequate Foundation for the Market Economy?Journal of Markets and Morality

Lawrence W Reed, “Myths of the Great Depression“, Foundation for Economic Education

Andrew Macintyre reviews The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves, IPA Review

Culture and the arts

Tony Staley, Tony Abbott & Peter Coleman, Comments at the launch of Peter Coleman’s “The Heart of James McAuley”, Institute of Public Affairs

Alexandra Mullen, “The artful Dickens“, New Criterion

Thomas Hoving (the former director of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art) nominates the greatest works of art of western civilisation


Extract of Thomas E Woods Jnr, “How the Catholic Church built Western Civilisation

Review of George Weigel’s “The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America and Politics Without God“, IPA Review

Review of Ian Buruma’s “Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents”, Spectator

Ehsan Masood, “Islamic Reformers“, Prospect Magazine

Review of Amazing GraceNational Review

Future challenges for Western Civilisation

Mark Steyn, “Does Western Civilisation Have A Future?“, Institute of Public Affairs

Tom Switzer, “The fall of a civilisation“, Spectator Australia

Robert J. Samuelson, “Is America Really so Exceptional?“, Washington Post