Keir Martland on ‘Weekend Wind-down’ (Cam FM 97.2)   Leave a comment


Posted January 28, 2017 by keirmartland in Media Appearances

On Boring Conformists and Right-Wing Recusants   Leave a comment

On Boring Conformists and Right-Wing Recusants
The Backbencher (2nd November 2016)
By Keir Martland 

James Delingpole’s recent article in The Spectator about the Right’s minority-status at Cambridge is absolutely correct. Yet the Left’s worst trait is its tendency to see itself as an embattled minority when in fact leftists are the new Establishment. Since the Left is the Establishment, the Left “sets the culture” – a particularly authoritarian phrase used by the Women’s Officer at Clare (according to ‘The Tab’) when talking about compulsory sessions at the start of Fresher’s Week. Dissent from the leftist Groupthink is not punished by throwing people out of helicopters, but by ostracism and other forms of non-violent opprobrium whose aims are to shut down debate and narrow the Overton Window. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted November 3, 2016 by keirmartland in Culture

Interview w/ Rik Storey   Leave a comment

The Salisbury Review: Giving consent to compulsory thinking at Cambridge University   Leave a comment

On Compulsory Consent Workshops at Cambridge 
By Keir Martland
The Salisbury Review

(9th October 2016)

A few days ago, I was sat down in my College’s Hall at the University of Cambridge with the rest of the first year undergraduates to be, since the Matriculation ceremony was yet to take place, being welcomed by the Master and the Senior Tutor. This was a wonderful moment. After receiving my A-Level results of 2A*s and an A, and another A* in EPQ, I had been accepted by Cambridge in August. Yet it was only then, nearly two months later, when sat in the Hall, that it finally sunk in. “Yes, I’m actually going to read History at the best university in the world,” I thought to myself. I remain grateful to the University and my College for this opportunity which I intend to grasp to the full.

I had already looked at my piece of paper detailing the sessions freshers were expected to attend. Of course, after years of state schooling, with all those letters demanding voluntary contributions, and stern teachers with their, “I would suggest you do this”, I was by now well aware what “expected to attend” meant. This was no problem at all, since, on inspection, there was nothing unreasonable about the titles of the sessions. There was a talk by the bursar, a fire safety presentation, and, among others, a “Good Relationships Workshop.” I thought nothing of this last, innocuously named session. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted October 9, 2016 by keirmartland in Culture

PFS 2016 Talk – On the Glorious Revolution   Leave a comment

Posted October 1, 2016 by keirmartland in Public Speaking

Fin Tales Ep 001: Keir Martland – Bank of England Genesis   Leave a comment

Posted September 28, 2016 by keirmartland in Economics, History, Media Appearances, Video

On Left and Right, Libertarianism, and The Donald   Leave a comment

On Left and Right, Libertarianism, and The Donald
By Keir Martland
20th September 2016

Permit me a long and rambling introduction. I spent much of August reading, and in some cases re-reading, the works of the distributists, particularly Hilaire Belloc [see my short essay on The Servile State]. The way distributism is often presented is as a “third way” between socialism and the current economic order. I say “the current economic order” because we don’t have laissez-faire capitalism and we are far from it. Rather, what we have is a dirty mixture somewhere between state control and state-privileged corporate control of the means of production and much else, which some call crony capitalism or corporatism. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 19, 2016 by keirmartland in Libertarianism, Politics (US)