Worthwhile Links

December 2003

The internet, like the world around it, is largely filled with nonsense, propaganda of the worst sort, and barbarity. There are some bright spots, however, and they may be accessed from here with a single click of the mouse. All of these are free, but in a few cases, full access may require a fee. In the interests of openness, the Kensington Review does receive a small part of this payment if the subscriber accesses the other site through us. However, the presence of a title on this list was determined without any knowledge of such arrangements beforehand.

In the case of the charities, the Kensington Review does not, will never, and should not ever accept a fee for charitable fundraising. These organizations are listed here because we truly believe in noblesse oblige. Nobility is not a matter of birth, but of action.


Newspapers & Wire Services


The Economist: Quite possibly the smartest news magazine in the world. Less British than it was.

US News & World Report: Certainly a step up from Time or Newsweek, but a bit too common in its thinking.

MacLean's: Canada's weekly news magazine, at least for Anglophones.

The Nation: Allegedly America's oldest magazine, by unreconstructed 1960s leftists for unreconstructed 1960s leftists.
New Republic: Left-of-center, for America anyway.

The National Review: Bill Buckley's baby. It brought the American Right out of the 1960s wilderness.

The Weekly Standard: The National Review for a new generation.

Reason: The Cato Institute's House organ, definitively libertarian.

Salon.com: Fine website that might work better in print.

Slate.com: Microsoft's answer to Salon, suffers from the same misuse of HTML.

The New Statesman: Left-wing Britain doesn't live at Number 10 Downing Street.

All You Can Read: Links to 23,000 magazines and newspapers in 200 countries.
British Broadcasting Corp.: Britannia still rules the airwaves.

Financial Times: More than part of a merchant banker's uniform.

Wall Street Journal: America's best reporting, and worst editorial page.

The Times: If only Rupert Murdoch didn't own it.

The Independent: What former readers of The Times read now.

Washington Post: What your Congressman reads each morning.

LA Times: The most important paper in America's most important state.

New York Times: Prints all the news that fits between the Macy's ads.

Christian Science Monitor: Proof that religious belief does not have to corrupt journalism.

Toronto Sun: Boasts the most read Sunday in Canada.

Globe and Mail: Canada's newspaper of record.

Reuters: The gold standard among news services.

Politics1.com: Ron Gunzburger's website is one of the most exhaustive resources on US politics anywhere.

eTalkinghead.com: A readable and insightful member of the new media.
Charity Watch: Designed to help you help others.

American Cancer Society: A cure is in the cards.

World Cancer Research Fund: Fighting the Big "C" in Britain.

Make-A-Wish Foundation: A little happiness for terminally ill children.

Red Cross: No introduction is needed.

Salvation Army: Christian in the very best sense of the word.

Muscular Dystrophy Association: Much more than Jerry Lewis on Labor Day.

March of Dimes: Preventing birth defects and infant mortality.

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: Not just an affliction of the aged.

The Prince's Trust: The best thing HRH Prince Charles ever did.

ASPCA and RSPCA: Animals are just dumb, only people can be stupid.

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation: Music in the schools -- civilization demands it.

Hunger Project: Hunger is the leading cause of political oppression.

Alzheimer's Association: In memory of Harold Russell.