Arthur Chrenkoff

Let sport be sport — and sod the Chinese cash

15 October 2019 2:34 pm

Sport used to be one of the last institutions that could transcend all the divisions in society – at least…

How dare he!

12 October 2019 3:47 pm

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has stolen even more of Greta Thunberg’s childhood by winning this year’s Nobel Peace…

Implementing Greta

9 October 2019 5:00 am

I have written before about the actual policy proposals supported by Greta Thunberg and the Global Climate Strike initiative, which they see…

China: almost 70 million dead to show for 70 years

4 October 2019 6:11 pm

The People’s Republic of China this week has celebrated 70 years of existence. At the start of October 1949, Mao…

Alexander Downer and Russiagate: be it sleaze or a smear, we need the facts

3 October 2019 5:00 am

The hills are alive with the sound of shrieking from the Democrats and their PR wing in the mainstream media…

Greta grates, so why can’t capitalism sell itself

1 October 2019 5:00 am

Yawn. The whinging is as reliable as clockwork. Just the packaging changes: The UN has called for a global “green new…

The evil of Greta’s grand guignol

25 September 2019 3:47 pm

Question. Answer. No. What? You want more detail. Ok… It’s really a no-brainer. Revolutionary movements like communism and Nazism, which…

What’s behind the global climate tantrum? Hello, socialism

24 September 2019 2:06 pm

According to the United Nations – and Greta Thunberg – four million people around the world, mostly students who walked…

Gladys Liu and the danger of being everything to everyone

14 September 2019 11:20 am

I don’t know Gladys Liu from a bar of soap, so I have no idea whether she has any compromising…

What sex is your penguin?

11 September 2019 6:03 pm

Humanity has anthropomorphised animals since time immemorial, from hunters-gatherers to Disney, so no wonder that contemporary madness is slowly seeping into…

Asking for the sisterhood: where have all the good men gone?

10 September 2019 7:32 pm

Equality between the sexes, so good in theory, doesn’t necessarily deliver in practice: Marriage rates have steadily declined over the…

Official: climate change denial is misogyny

6 September 2019 3:31 pm

The obverse of the intersectionality of victimhood is the intersectionality of perpetration: In other words, those who don’t believe in…

The great ‘what ifs’ of September 3, 1939

3 September 2019 2:11 pm

Eighty years ago today, World War II began. On September 1, Germany invaded Poland from the west, the north and…

To say that the left are bad losers is a major understatement

31 August 2019 4:19 pm

Contrary to the impression you might get from reading my blog or following me on social media, I’m not actually…

Free thought is bad for you, philosophers decree

29 August 2019 4:17 pm

Last year, Bryan W. Van Norden, professor of philosophy at Wuhan University, Yale-NUS College and Vassar College (and the author…

The Amazon is burning – but the Chicken Littles pants are also on fire

27 August 2019 3:42 pm

Amazon rain forest is burning in Brazil and people are angry: When a fire tore through Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris earlier…

Nick Kyrgios is a dick (and other startling revelations)

25 August 2019 11:55 am

Nick Kyrgios is a dick. True, I don’t know Nick, so I apologise to him if I’m wronging him, but…

Here come the new eco-fascists

22 August 2019 10:59 am

“The Washington Post” beat me taking a closer look at the Christchurch, NZ, and El Paso, Texas, terrorist attacks carried…

Lies, leeches and Chinese whispers: one not so enchanted summit

18 August 2019 5:39 pm

What was that Malcolm Turnbull once said about “the prime minister who broke the nation’s heart”? Whatever the case, he…

It’s gender inequality – but not like you’ve seen it

16 August 2019 2:19 pm

A team of researchers from the University of Missouri and the University of Essex have produced a new way of measuring…

Planes, trains and Greta Thunberg

15 August 2019 1:00 pm

This is what the Steve Martin/John Candy classic comedy would be like if remade by Greta Thunberg. In the Swedish version,…

Why everyone should visit a mine

13 August 2019 5:00 am

If I were a state education minister I would make it a compulsory part of a high school curriculum for…

The stupidity of (all) identity politics

11 August 2019 12:22 pm

Actress Rosanna Arquette is in the news for tweeting the other day “I’m sorry I was born white and privileged. It disgusts me.…

A burqa ban that only shows the weakness of the West

3 August 2019 3:35 pm

I’m of mixed views about the burqa and the niqab (more Islamist than Islamic head to toe “modesty wear” which…

What to do if your parents are committing thought crime

1 August 2019 1:01 pm

If you are a woke Millennial, chances are at least some of your older relatives – parents, grandparents, uncles –…