The Burkean Journal is an online political and cultural magazine in Ireland that promotes conservative thought and ideas.
(Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding) The recent rape trial in Belfast, media coverage of texts and WhatsApp messages from those involved and the acquittal of all four defendants gave rise to a true national conversation, much of which was played out in the media. Away...read more
2018 so far has seen an explosion of awareness and discussion surrounding sexual misconduct and the wider context of sexual attitudes in our culture. Social media campaigns such as #MeToo and #IBelieveHer have highlighted society’s inability to mix “modern...read more
In the early hours of the morning on the 14th of April 2018 Syria came under attack yet again, this time from a combined strike by the United States, the United Kingdom and France. Not only was this attack completely illegal under international law, it was also a...read more
Communists and Nazis Have No Sense of Humour In 1965 Milan Kundera wrote a dark satirical novel titled The Joke. The early portion of the book is set in 1950’s Czechoslovakia, which at the time was ruled by the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ) after a coup...read more
The 2018 Academy Award for Best Picture was given to The Shape of Water. This film did not only skilfully prove our elders right by denominating what is vulgar as being related to the vulgus (the throng), it also contributed to enhance what tyrannical masses have...read more
Editorial Note: This article was originally published in the Burkean Journal on the 3rd of April but it was lost when we were fixing our website in the last couple of days. Everyone deserves their 15 minutes of fame. Some are even lucky enough to really achieve it....read more
“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. It is not enough, in a situation of trust in the commonwealth, that a man means well to his country.”Edmund Burke