The Mallard Blog

Resisting Evil by Force | Rupert August

The Russian philosopher Ivan Ilyin found himself in a situation which we might find quite familiar. Writing from exile, after witnessing the horror of the Bolsheviks after the majesty of the Imperial era, he...

The Two (opposing) Towers | Marco Shakes

 Amazon’s ‘The Rings of Power’ fails because it tries to serve two masters.   J.R.R Tolkien was one of the last western men of old. Certainly, he was the last western writer of old. It...

Regime Change in Local Government | Xander West

The recent announcement of the East Midlands Mayoral Combined County Authority (or East Midlands MCCA for short) is another sin upon the pile Boris Johnson’s outgoing government has accumulated. Uniting Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, both...

How Liz Truss could resolve the housing crisis | Matt Snape

This year’s Conservative leadership race has been nothing short of embarrassing. Both Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss have clashed over issues like tax cuts, and the contest has become awfully personal. And yet when...

Thou Idle Ceremony? | Stuart Abram

“And what art thou, thou idle ceremony?What kind of god art thou, that suffer’st moreOf mortal griefs than do thy worshippers?What are thy rents? what are thy comings in?O ceremony, show me but thy...