E.E. Evans-Pritchard, Lived Religion, & the Libyan Jihad

By |2019-12-29T00:02:51-06:00December 28th, 2019|Categories: Books, Civilization, Conservatism, History, Islam, Muslim, Religion|

The moral imagination of E.E. Evans-Pritchard’s anthropology discerned great value in the cultures he studied, and he spoke out against the destruction of that value. By doing so he exhibited the finest elements of his own particular Western cultural inheritance, as a Christian, English gentleman, who was later, and appropriately, knighted. Evans-Pritchard’s The Sanusi of [...]

The Sri Lanka Church Bombings: The Saudi Pestilence Spreads

By |2019-04-24T23:09:25-05:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Civilization, Joseph Mussomeli, Middle East, Muslim, Politics, Religion, Senior Contributors|

The history of Sri Lanka through the Fifties to the present time is a sobering reminder to those who fail to see that unrestrained democracy can lead to the tyranny of the majority and that robust diversity is as often a cause of friction and strife as it is a strength to be celebrated. If [...]

The Islamophobes Are Right … and Also Wrong

By |2017-10-05T08:43:47-05:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Freedom, Hilaire Belloc, History, Immigration, Islam, Middle East, Muslim, National Security, Politics, Religion, Terrorism|

What ideology ever threatened America more than Islamic extremism? And yet might Islam, which once helped save and preserve Western thought and culture a thousand years ago, do something similar this century, helping to bring us back to a more spiritual, less materialistic, epoch?… 1938. The world is on the threshold of the most devastating war [...]

Europe’s Immigration Crisis & the Vindication of Edmund Burke

By |2019-09-12T13:52:00-05:00July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Edmund Burke, Europe, History, Immigration, Muslim|

Edmund Burke believed in change, knowing that a nation unwilling or unable to change would collapse. However, he believed in prudence, moderation, moral restraint, and gradual implementation with reflective assessment. Had modern Europeans believed in the same things, they would not be in this predicament now… “All circumstances taken together, the French Revolution is the [...]

Will Our War Against Radical Islam Ever End?

By |2017-06-06T21:53:35-05:00June 6th, 2017|Categories: Islam, Middle East, Muslim, Terrorism, War|

Wars, it is said, are the death of republics. And we now seem to be caught up in an endless war... Saturday, three Islamic terrorists committed "suicide-by-cop," using a van to run down pedestrians on London Bridge, and then slashing and stabbing patrons of pubs and diners in the nearby Borough Market. By all accounts, [...]

What Does the Rise of Europe’s New Right Mean for Christians?

By |2016-07-05T21:47:14-05:00June 17th, 2016|Categories: Europe, Featured, Islam, Joseph Pearce, Muslim, Poland, Pope Benedict XVI|

These are troubling times. Europe is apparently on the verge of meltdown. Unable to withstand the heat caused by the growing friction between the European Union and its member states, especially as the former tries to force an open-door immigration policy on its subject nations, there are fears that the melting pot might be melting. [...]

What is Multiculturalism and Should We Embrace It?

By |2016-07-01T10:33:46-05:00June 5th, 2016|Categories: Europe, Featured, Hilaire Belloc, Immigration, Islam, J.R.R. Tolkien, Joseph Pearce, Muslim, Politics|

Multiculturalism is a thorny topic. It is also a topic on which any truly rational discussion is very difficult. The problem is that many people equate criticism of multiculturalism with racism. Since nobody wants to be accused of racism (quite rightly), it is easier and safer to avoid talking about anything that might get one [...]

Of Gods and Men: A Monastic Response to Islam

By |2016-01-11T07:51:05-06:00November 29th, 2015|Categories: Christianity, Culture, Dwight Longenecker, Featured, Film, Islam, Muslim, Religion, Terrorism|

“What can man do against such reckless hate?” asks the trapped and helpless Theoden King in Peter Jackson’s The Two Towers. He speaks for us all when faced with the orcs of ISIS rising in the East. Another film struggles with the same question. In Of Gods and Men nine Trappist monks face the encroaching [...]

Impeachment, a Bridge Too Far

By |2014-07-14T17:05:11-05:00July 14th, 2014|Categories: Muslim, Politics|Tags: |

Increasingly, across this city, the “I” word is being heard. Impeachment is being brought up by Republicans outraged over Barack Obama’s usurpations of power and unilateral rewriting of laws. And Obama is taunting John Boehner and the GOP: “So sue me.” Democrats are talking impeachment to rally a lethargic base to come out and vote [...]

The Irreconcilable Conflict

By |2014-01-28T09:16:40-06:00October 17th, 2012|Categories: First Amendment, Islam, Muslim, Pat Buchanan, Politics, Religion, War|

“Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, “Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat.” Thus did Kipling, the Poet of Empire, caution the British about the Eastern world the Victorians and Edwardians believed to be theirs. And with that world so inflamed against us, [...]

Involvement in the Middle East: Time to Come Home?

By |2014-01-09T20:06:14-06:00September 26th, 2012|Categories: Foreign Affairs, Islam, Middle East, Muslim, Pat Buchanan, War|

Is it not long past time to do a cost-benefit analysis of our involvement in the Middle and Near East? In this brief century alone, we have fought the two longest wars in our history there, put our full moral authority behind an “Arab Spring” that brought down allies in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen, and [...]

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