The Arrogant Imperialism of the European Union

By |2020-10-19T15:57:41-05:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Europe, Joseph Pearce, Politics, Senior Contributors|

There is no real difference between conservative and liberal imperialism in terms of the pride which animates it and the presumption which expects primitive cultures “to submit without protest” to those who are their “enlightened” betters. It’s not about right and left but about right and wrong—and imperialism, in whatever political guise, is wrong. [...]

Burke on Monstrous Revolution and Regicide Peace

By |2020-10-15T15:53:47-05:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Edmund Burke, Europe, Government, History, Justice, Politics, Revolution, Senior Contributors|

Far from creating peace, Edmund Burke contended, the French Revolution had generated the greatest despotism the world had yet seen, politicizing all things and enslaving the vast majority of the population. The Revolution itself was monstrous and had created only monstrous things. Of Edmund Burke’s (1729-1797) four Letters on a Regicide Peace—his final work, [...]

Armenian Genocide and Bernard Lewis

By |2020-10-13T12:57:59-05:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Death, Europe, Middle East, Truth|

The present bombing of Armenia and Artsakh is meant to fulfill the Young Turk dream of building an Empire. That dream is alive and well in Turkey’s government today. By honoring and listening to historian Bernard Lewis, we have become accomplices of that dream, that nightmare. It is time to wake up and hold [...]

Manzoni’s Political Economy

By |2020-10-06T11:19:30-05:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Christianity, Community, David Deavel, Economics, Europe, Literature, Political Economy, Senior Contributors|

Alessandro Manzoni’s gift for seeing the humorous, pathetic, and anger-making aspects of a world in which justice is difficult to find ought to be more recognized. But it is no wonder that what attracts people are the faith, hope, and love that are both the hidden foundation and crown of political and economic life. [...]

A Second Armenian Genocide

By |2020-10-01T15:41:29-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Death, Europe, Middle East, Politics, War|

One hundred and forty-two years after the Congress of Berlin, the same nightmarish scenario is playing out again: Turkish forces are killing Armenians. And like the Europeans of times past, we just don’t seem to get it. How many Armenians have to die before we understand that life and culture are precious and must [...]

Bonapartism and the Populist Empire

By |2020-10-01T15:42:25-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Economics, Europe, History, Populism, Revolution|

Under Louis Napoleon III, the Second French Empire was more successful than the first, and more successful than any political administration in France up to that point. An Empire focused on domestic order and growth had finally brought the liberty and prosperity that Republics and Monarchies had failed to achieve. How could such a [...]

Who Was Pierre Boulez?

By |2020-09-23T23:54:36-05:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: Europe, Featured, Music, Roger Scruton, Timeless Essays|

We must surely understand composer-conductor Pierre Boulez as the instigator of a false conception of music—not only of the place of music in high culture, and in the civilisation that is our greatest spiritual possession, but of the nature of music itself. DE MORTUIS NIL NISI BONUM: Of the dead, nothing unless good. But [...]

“Triumph of the Will”: The Culture of Death on Screen

By |2020-09-03T00:11:08-05:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Death, Europe, Film, History, War, World War II|

Commissioned by Adolf Hitler, “Triumph of the Will” is a terrifying film. It is as if, for a moment, something infernal took control of the camera and caused the audience to be entranced, as it projected a lie into Germany’s consciousness, and then beyond to an unwilling world. As a consequence, 85 million people [...]

Did Sweden’s Coronavirus Strategy Succeed or Fail?

By |2020-07-24T16:31:45-05:00July 26th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Death, England, Europe|

If lockdowns worked, we would expect Sweden, which did not impose one, to top the mortality table, and for the pandemic curve to have risen exponentially, as predicted by the notorious Imperial College model. This predicted that without a lockdown Sweden would have 44,000 dead by now. But Sweden’s actual figure is not nearly [...]

On Saint Benedict

By |2020-07-10T23:38:38-05:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Europe, History, Pope Benedict XVI, St. Benedict|

St. Benedict of Norcia, with his life and his work, had a fundamental influence on the development of European civilization and culture. The most important source on Benedict’s life is the second book of St. Gregory the Great’s “Dialogues,” in which he gives us a model for human life in the climb towards the [...]

Two Concepts of Europe: Remarks at the “Europe Uncensored” Conference

By |2020-07-11T00:44:50-05:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Audio/Video, Europe, Viktor Orbán|

I can identify two different concepts of Europe. The first is the progressive, which promotes multiculturalism and pro-migration and anti-family policies, seeks to get rid of the concept of nations, and which considers irrelevant Christian social teachings. But there’s another concept of the future of Europe, which is based on Christian culture that we have [...]

Hungary Resists the Globalist Marxist Alliance

By |2020-06-28T19:55:47-05:00June 28th, 2020|Categories: Europe, Family, Joseph Pearce, Politics, Senior Contributors|

As the globalist agenda, pursued by an unholy alliance of super-rich plutocrats and their Marxist dupes, continues to unravel, it is likely that Hungary and its healthy response to cultural suicide might be destined to have the last laugh. Amid the madness and hysteria besieging the United States and many countries in western Europe, [...]

Hail, Christopher Columbus!

By |2020-06-20T14:37:40-05:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Civilization, Europe, History, Senior Contributors|

The once-radical belief that Christopher Columbus was evil has sadly become mainstream. But Columbus was a brave and tenacious explorer—flawed, of course, like every man—who expanded the knowledge of the Old World, changing it and the New World forever. Christopher Columbus changed the world. It’s as simple as this. We might argue that these [...]

“The Song of Roland”: The Triumph of Fealty, Truth, & Love

By |2020-06-03T08:41:12-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Christianity, Europe, Literature, Paul Krause, Poetry, Senior Contributors|

“The Song of Roland” communicates the values of fealty to lord and land that are combined with duty, heroism, and trustworthiness. The struggle that dominates the core of the poem, the battle between King Marsile and Roland, is not just a battle between Christianity and paganism—it is a battle for the soul of fealty [...]

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