Author: Russell Taylor
I am a classical liberal who writes for Bogpaper.com and blames the Left for just about everything that's wrong with the world. Follow me on Twitter @RussTayles

Russell Taylor: So you’re part of a minority group. Big deal.

I have a confession to make: I’m a baldy. By my early twenties, I knew what I was, but did my best to cover it up. I carefully arranged my hair to disguise the truth. I avoided bright lights and wore a hat on windy days. When conversation turned to the subject of hair, I

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Russell Taylor: Babies, breasts and fags are none of the government’s business

My wife is expecting our second child and, as expected, is already being lectured by the NHS, the media and various other busybodies on the importance of breastfeeding. It’s better for baby, apparently, and creates a special bond between mother and child that will be shattered by the mere sight of a rubber teat. Powdered

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Russell Taylor: Welcome to Airstrip One

Some commentators have noted that the warnings found in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four never materialised in Britain, but that a more subtle, creeping authoritarianism has taken hold instead. Members of the political class crave power just as much as those of the Party, but they don’t express it with such ruthless intent. Their brand of

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Russell Taylor: Laughing at the Left

One of the political Right’s common mistakes is to assume that people are easily swayed by rational arguments. “Our system works!” we cry, as if anyone gives a damn. “Look, we have proof!” Meanwhile, a pop star says something about Africa and creates a million Labour voters. This is not to say that people are

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Russell Taylor: We are the radicals now

It is said that the modern political landscape was shaped by the baby boomers of the post-war era. In fact, the progressive philosophy they embody pre-dates them, but it is true that much of what passes for conventional wisdom was forged in the political crucible of the 1960s. Boomer radicals styled themselves as rebels against

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Russell Taylor: Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty apes!

I wrote a rather long and humourless piece the other day about why the modern obsession with equality is a morally and intellectually bankrupt. To prevent it from turning into novella, I stopped short of explaining why freedom is important to we on the Right, but it’s a point worth making, if only for the

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Russell Taylor: Why Equality?

It has never mattered to me what other people have that I lack. It’s theirs, not mine. They did not take it from me or obtain it at my expense, so any envy I might feel towards them doesn’t constitute a legitimate claim to their property. This is why I am baffled by the modern

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Russell Taylor: In Praise of Profit

One of the joys of writing for Bogpaper is the feedback we receive from readers. Much of it is complementary and constructive, but, as a recent comment by a Lucy to my colleague The Austrian demonstrated, not everyone is a fan: This website is pretty depraved. You, Delingpole, Taylor and Rocco are dangerous, inhumane and

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Russell Taylor: Down with the fat fanatics

I see the ban-happy brigade are working themselves into one of their customary frenzies over the amount of fat in our food. Apparently there’s too much of it and Something Must Be Done. Some retailers, including Morrisons, Subway and Nestlé, have shrunk beneath the experts’ flaring nostrils and signed a pledge to change their recipes.

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Russell Taylor: An app to combat ignorance?

The other day, while channel-hopping, I happened upon Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the 80s movie favourite, starring Matthew Broderick. One scene that caught my attention featured bored pupils in an economics lesson, listening to a teacher drone on about The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act and the Laffer Curve (the former being a failed New Deal initiative; the latter

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