A country ruined by its political class

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Many years ago, the health minister of an African country argued that garlic and lemon intake was effective in fighting AIDS[1]. With similar scientific rigor, almost all Spanish regional governments now demand the use of masks outdoors even if you are completely alone in the street or in the middle of nowhere. The gold medal …

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The mistake of lockdowns: never again

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In 1968, the third flu pandemic of the 20th century killed at least one million people worldwide (100,000 just in the US), half of them under 65. However, it is seldom remembered, because, although sensible measures were taken such as wearing masks on public transport, ensuring better hand hygiene and avoiding gatherings, no government locked …

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Could Spain end up like Venezuela?

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Venezuela is a tragedy as much as it is a warning. A warning of how a once-rich country can end up oppressed and impoverished by radical socialism and communism (how many more examples will we need?), of how a people can destroy itself deceived by the promises of demagogues and of how a democracy can …

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Psychopaths, political power and the rule of law

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In order to preserve our freedom, it is not enough to vote from time to time. As Aristotle warned us more than two millennia ago, democracies degenerate into tyrannies because of “the unscrupulousness of despicable demagogues”, who appear like mushrooms in autumn in declining societies, and because citizens conform and forget that power always poses …

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The propaganda of climate “consensus”

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After two weeks of climate-apocalyptic bombardment in Madrid, the COP25 has ended in failure, like so many of the previous 24 editions (that’s why we are in the 25th, and counting), with activists, media and prophets of the end of times living in an fantasy world detached from reality. In fact, and as could not …

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The massive failure of Communism

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I keep engraved in my memory memories of my trip to the Soviet Union in 1983: the fear of the people, the oppressive police presence, the empty shelves in the shops, the desperate black street market and the central lanes of some Moscow avenues reserved for the ZiL limousines of the leaders of the Communist …

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Climate alarm and the irrelevance of science

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Due to copyright limitations, this article by Prof. Richard Lindzen will only be posted in Spanish. Sorry for the inconvenience.   Fernando del Pino Calvo-Sotelo www.fpcs.es

The politics of climate

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Ten or twelve years ago I had a long lunch with the representative that Al Gore had sent to Spain, who would later work as a high rank official in the Obama Administration. In those years I had had the opportunity to personally meet President Clinton but not Gore, although I had seen his documentary …

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