A blog by Patrick Crozier

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100 State Failures
100 State Failures  
State Failure #91: Exploding Russian televisions  
Another 100 State Failures  
State Failure #1: The Osbourne Judgement  
State Failure #3: The R101  
State Failure #20: The DDT ban  
State Failure #26: The National Health Service  
State Failure #104: State-produced cannabis  
State failure #25: State education  

Alsace
Continental Bank Holidays are different  

Blogging
The newspaper is dead  
We regret to announce that  
Suspension of service  
Here we go again  
Syonara  
Blogging will be light over  
Back in the saddle  
How to blog  
Blogging: the race is on  
On blogging  
To reply or not to reply  
To the blogrolls!  
Medworth  
Alice Bachini is back  
Micropayments  
Mark Holland...  
The trouble with blogs and a possible solution  
The End  

Building
Other Stories  
Modern houses - Update #1  
Modern houses - Update #2  
Modern Houses - Update #3  
Battle to save Tokyo landmark from bulldozers  
Why are UK house prices so high?  
What's wrong with modern houses?  

Bush 2004
  

Conservative Party
Storm over Tory splits  
Other news  
Left plot backfires  
Other news  
Clarke attacks Duncan Smith  
Conservatives back?  
The future of the Conservative Party  
CrozierVision quote of the day  
The Tories' vicious circle  
Croziervision not-very-well-thought-out theory of the day  
Croziervision quote of the day  
Random thoughts on Michael Howard - Part I  
The lurch to the right  
Random thoughts on Michael Howard - Part II  
Why I can't stomach Jonathan Aitken's new-found saintliness  

Crime
Carr slams opportunists  
Toynbee slammed  
Take the CrozierVision Challenge  
Other stories  
Crime: what London can learn from New York  
So, that's why Tokyo's streets are so clean!  
A suitable case for vigilantes  
Three cheers for Mickey Nitpick  
On hooliganism  
Crime is down  

Drugs
Other news  
Come on if you think you're hard enough  
Freedom attacked - libbies silent  
Relegalize all drugs now  
Libertarians for tyranny  
Telegraph mole strikes  
State Failure #104: State-produced cannabis  

Economics and Business
Microsoft  
Don't be beastly to BT  
Go East!  
Other News  
Other Stories  
Other stories  
Other news  
Why do poor people breed?  
Time for Currency Restoration  
Don't write off the Japanese - a response  
The Coming Crash  
VHS v Beta  
Tim Martin: capitalist hero  
Glenn Reynolds on the internet  
Shadowing the deutschmark  
Who says Germany's in recession?  
The shops of the future  
How should one go about adjusting for inflation?  

Education
The Message is getting out there  
A Levels too easy  
Want a degree? First change your politics  
"Ooh, he's uttered his first viva voce"  
Other Stories  
Indie blasted  
Estelle Morris  
Blog roundup  
German Education  
How much do you need to “know” when you can google?  
Education before the state  

Environment
Recycling is bollocks  

European Union
Europeans "not living in the real world" - Cuthbertson  
The great Euro price hike  
Other news  
Other news  
Euro lobby hires critic of currency  
Why I am a Eurosceptic  
Vive la France libre  
Don't forget to vote  
The influence argument  
The burning issue  
More EU claptrap  
Queen raises fears over EU constitution  
Euro-Constitution Referendum  
Why Blair will lose a referendum on the EU constitution  
Vlaams Blok banned  

Films
Hollywood not completely crap - shock  
Salute to Whit Stillman  
My Top Ten favourite movies  
Whatever happened to the Brit-bashing movie?  
Film review: Wicker Park  

First Principles
What I want from a political philosophy  
Why I am a libertarian  
What I mean by “libertarian”  
All things are relative  
How do you know if something is a problem?  
In search of bad regulations  
The market will provide  
The questionable assumption behind safety regulations  
All restrictions on freedom have bad effects  
Examples of freedom working  
The state almost always fails  

First World War
Gallipoli  
First World War.Com  
World War One in colour - Channel 5  
Chateau generals?  
How competent were Britain's First World War Generals?  
Footnotes to "How competent were Britain's First World War Generals?"  

Fisking Polly Toynbee
Toynbee slammed  
Fisking Polly Toynbee – Part One  
Fisking Polly Toynbee – Part Two  
Fisking Polly Toynbee – Part Three  
Fisking Polly Toynbee – Part Four  

Football
Brazil 2 England 1  
Football's Aristocracy  
Keane in big trub  
Real Madrid v Manchester United  
Glasgow giants deserve more than playing in two-team league  
The Beckham move  
3 points for a win  
Arsenal's disciplinary record  
Are you ready for the pain?  
Croziervision quote of the day  
This is an interesting table  
Do we need the offside law?  
England's Dream Team  
England 3 Switzerland 0  
Is the European Championship the world's greatest sporting tournament?  
Musings on Euro 2004  
Everton better off without Rooney  

Formula 1
What's wrong with Formula One?  
Some Formula 1 links  

Frivolity
And finally...  
Strength through soy  

Guns
Book backs call for gun reform  
Other stories  
Guns save lives  
RKBA UK  
Telegraph mole strikes  
Essay on guns in the UK  
CrozierVision quote of the day #2  
CrozierVision sound bite of the day  

Healthcare
The joys of socialised medicine  
State Failure #26: The National Health Service  
Healthcare did not start in 1948  

Japan
The news from Japan  
Spot the recession  
You can click the photos...  
Don't write off the Japanese - a response  
The benefits of a low crime rate  
Tokyo  
Vandalism and graffiti at Hiroshima's Peace Park  
So, that's why Tokyo's streets are so clean!  
How expensive is Tokyo?  
I really like this site...  
Japan's economy  

Kelly Affair
Dr Kelly's rules  
Semantic grape slicing anyone?  

Middle East
Riots in Iran  
Our reaction to Mr Bigley's death is immature, dishonest and decadent  

Miscellaneous
What should Britons think about the American Revolution?  
Marvellous article by Matthew Parris.  
Peter Cuthbertson's excellent Thought for  
De Havilland in hospital - nation holds its breath  
Pervert scare laws slammed  
More calls for Arafat to go  
No representation without taxation  
Hacks hacked  
Editorial - Miss Wells and Miss Chapman  
Swap HMG for Heston  
Rats to have rights  
marmaladebadger.com back on the market  
Vote for nobody!  
Army to stay  
Other news  
Redistribution debate back on  
Labour has philosophy - shock  
Other News  
Gagging Gwyneth - give her one for England  
Other news  
Other news  
Other news  
Other news  
Tranzis trash Zim  
Other news  
Hole in anti-Tranzi thinking  
"Non-elitist poof Brits" - I am sorry  
Other stories  
Axe the tab tax  
Pollard in pain  
Other stories  
Stop the power grab  
Other news  
Up with Monarchy, down with Democracy  
Things I've noticed  
Anti-war man wins footpath fight  
Cowardice  
Keyboards  
No sex before marriage  
The Rules of War  
What Would Happen If the Police Just Went Away?  
Estelle Morris  
Why I don't like Ms  
Queer-bashing... Democrats  
CrozierVision new word of the day  
BNP Watch  
CrozierVision pejorative term of the day  
The fire strike - don't blame the unions  
CrozierVision Word of the Day  
A novel  
How not to make the case for freedom  
Will it be war or peace?  
What are the French playing at?  
Who's Lord Hunt?  
A Crazy World  
Defeating terrorism  
Clones surprise scientists by being different  
You can’t turn the clock back!  
Cuba was a rich country...  
Thought for the day  
Thought for the day  
CS cripple cuffed  
Biscuits  
CrozierVision quote of the day  
Derry Irvine's pension  
Vive la France libre  
On the intended consequences of state intervention  
Our day will come  
What's it really like in France?  
The ruler's tragedy  
Ends vs means  
Heard on a West London doorstep  
The Kelly Affair  
Augusto Pinochet - People's Hero  
Barschak bombs  
Boring Barber  
Croziervision quote of the day  
Art or fart?  
Do we need an empire?  
CrozierVision spelling mistake of the day  
Quit complaining about your job  
Frank Bruno is sectioned under Mental Health Act  
Slliy sicncee has its uess  
Hypocritical, pro-death weenies with froth around their mouths  
Mark Steyn's article...  
Croziervision (provisional) hero of the day  
Croziervision put down of the day  
You know it's garbage  
The rape scandal  
Aw sweet  
CrozierVision Quote of the Day  
Charles Murray does it again  
CrozierVision welcomes President and Mrs Bush to the United Kingdom  
Croziervision blog posting title of the day  
The Big Silence  
Croziervision Quote of the Day  
Patrick predicts  
Croziervision quote of the day #2  
Justifying Dresden  
Portillo on Phillips on Bush  
The Cresson Affair  
Compassion tourism  
The Un-wild West  
The Treaty of Westphalia  
New shock: eating too much makes you fat  
What is democracy?  
Alsace  
Can you privatise the army?  
Vashti Bunyan and the 1960s  
Germany was liberated too  
New blog: Antoine Clarke's Election Watch  
Croziervision quote of the day  
Spot the difference…  
Why will Bush win?  
What about the losers?  
Pet theory: why Bush will win  
Are you a blubber?  
  
Crozier's "10 Ways to Spot a Bogus Argument"…  
Domestic bliss…  
Michael Moore promotes freedom…  
The secrets of socialist seduction  
Let's all play…  
Weird and wonderful optical illusion  
Read Non-Trivial Solutions now  

Music
UK Rock Hall of Fame - Channel Four  

Panopticon
Don't be beastly to BT  
Other news  

UK Politics
Splits rock New Labour  
Tony to become Tory?  
A few years from now...  
Worst government of the century  
Democracy renewed?  
How to be a minister  
New Labour Dictionary  
If libertarian ideas are so good how come they keep on getting rejected?  
New blog: Antoine Clarke's Election Watch  

Ulster
Heh, heh, heh  

US v UK English
British or American English: which is best?  
Sidewalk v Pavement  
Round 2: Meet with v. Meet  
US v UK English - an update  
Round 3: Elevator v. Lift  
If there is one thing worse...  

War on Terrorism
Steyn: Invade now!  
Other Stories  
Other stories  
Saddo - go for it!  
Blog roundup  
Torture  
War  
Blair in Action  
Waiting...  
A couple of extra sites  
Command Post has moved...  
Just look at this  
Idiot of the Day  
On being Anti-War  
Do we have to take Baghdad?  
Are you prepared to use nukes?  
Actually that Luttwak article...  
Who do you want to win the war?  
Real Madrid v Manchester United  
The MSS fan site  
Censorship: what it is and what it isn't  
A parlour game  
The Colonel Collins saga  
Quote of the day  
Where have all the weapons gone?  
Mark Steyn in Iraq  
War on drugs kills 6 Brits  
Oh shit  
Steyn on the War on Terror  
One thing I don't get about the search for WMD...  
An audit of war  
Mark Steyn in the Spectator  
Useless Idiots II  
This isn't about Blair's future. It is much more serious  
The Treaty of Westphalia  
Saddam “didn’t understand international relations perfectly”  
That spiked Steyn article  

Welfare
Croziervision quote of the day  

Words and a loon
Brazil 2 England 1  
The newspaper is dead  
Football's Aristocracy  
The news from Japan  
The Message is getting out there  
What should Britons think about the American Revolution?  
Microsoft  
Don't be beastly to BT  
Marvellous article by Matthew Parris.  
Gallipoli  
Rageh Omaar live from Baghdad  
Standards have dropped  
Do we need a police force?  
Why Big Brother will never  
Why are modern houses so bad?  
Modern houses - Update #1  
Modern houses - Update #2  
Modern Houses - Update #3  
Up with Monarchy, down with Democracy  
Why do poor people breed?  
Things I've noticed  
Time for Currency Restoration  
Anti-war man wins footpath fight  
Clarke attacks Duncan Smith  
Cowardice