Edmund Burke and the Last Polish King

By |2020-08-31T15:28:56-05:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Civilization, Culture, Edmund Burke, History, Poland, Revolution, Senior Contributors|

Poland’s reforms and constitution, Edmund Burke thought, offered real meaning, much closer to the experience of the American Revolution than that of the French Revolution. In significant ways, the Polish king succeeded because he embraced the laws of nature and “the array of Justice” without forcing anything of his own will upon his people. [...]

John Paul II & the Spiritual Victory Over Communism

By |2020-06-04T17:17:17-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Barbara J. Elliott, Christianity, Communism, Poland, Politics, Senior Contributors, St. John Paul II|

It might be tempting to characterize Pope John Paul II as the political foe who vanquished communism. But that would be untrue. His position challenged communism in the metaphysical realm, not in the political arena. He understood that the error of communism lay in its fundamental understanding of man, who is not merely a [...]

Poland, Russia, Globalism, and the Legacy of World War II

By |2020-03-01T18:50:12-06:00March 1st, 2020|Categories: Communism, Conservatism, Joseph Pearce, Poland, Politics, Russia, Senior Contributors, World War II|

Though they should be on the same side in their opposition to globalism, Russia and Poland have recently entered into an unholy spat over the history of World War II. The Russian Ambassador to Poland stated recently in an interview with the Russian news site rbc.ru that relations between Russia and Poland are “the [...]

Saving Christian Civilization Through Eros

By |2020-05-20T23:25:29-05:00January 26th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Music, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Poland, Russia|

What I behold today is a Western world of “tolerance” and homosexual-inspired androgyny, so morally bankrupt and decadent that even the natural, primitive sexual appetites that make women attractive for men have been erased. It has come to this: Conservatives must now begin the restoration of civilization by promoting erotic love in order to [...]

Why Did the Berlin Wall Fall?

By |2019-12-04T09:56:35-06:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Barbara J. Elliott, Communism, Europe, Poland, Russia, Senior Contributors, Timeless Essays|

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Barbara J. Elliott, as she recounts the series of events and the stories of the faithful souls that were necessary to bring down the Berlin Wall and communist tyranny in Eastern Europe. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher The Berlin Wall [...]

Poland & the European Union: The Nation State, the Empire

By |2018-07-04T08:31:48-05:00July 4th, 2018|Categories: Europe, Nationalism, Poland, Politics|

But all is not well between the nation state and empire: centre and periphery have their rules which at times collide, as witnessed of late. Are there any possible guiding principles that could minimize the force of collision?… In 1887 the optometrist Ludwik Zamenhof published the fruits of his passion for constructing an artificial [...]

Recovering the Sacred in Music

By |2020-01-03T15:33:59-06:00September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Arvo Pärt, Christianity, Henryk Górecki, John Tavener, Music, Poland, St. John Paul II|

The music of Henryk Górecki, Arvo Pärt, and John Tavener is the music of a new civilization. These composers have gone against the prevailing grain of the twentieth twcentury for the sake of a greater love… The attempted suicide of Western classical music has failed. The patient is recovering, no thanks to the efforts of [...]

An Amateur’s Week With Beethoven’s “Harp” Quartet

By |2019-12-12T14:12:11-06:00August 9th, 2017|Categories: Audio/Video, Europe, History, J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Music, Poland, World War II|

What a treat is it for a group of amateur string players, busy in their everyday lives, to spend a week in a far-off place and inundate themselves in practice and education concerning a single piece of music and its composer—the sort of exercise usually reserved for professionals. […]

The New West: Poland, America, and Christianity

By |2020-08-31T15:18:14-05:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: Catholicism, Christendom, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Poland|

Editor’s Note: Contributor Peter S. Rieth has transcribed below his interview with Michal Krupa, the deputy director of the Polish National Party, concerning relations among Poland, the United States, the European Union, France, and Russia.  Peter S. Rieth: You hosted President Trump’s candidate for the US ambassador to the EU, Dr. Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, [...]

A Ringing Defense of the West: President Trump’s Warsaw Speech

By |2017-10-07T17:08:51-05:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Donald Trump, Featured, Foreign Affairs, Government, Poland|

On July 6 in Warsaw, the President of the United States spoke with timeless eloquence about the need to defend the West against those who “threaten over time to undermine our individual freedom and sovereignty and to erase the bonds of culture, faith, and tradition that make us who we are”… In the mid-nineteenth [...]

A Polite Warning to the French President

By |2020-01-28T14:06:20-06:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Catholicism, Europe, History, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Poland, Politics, World War II|

Real Europeans see history as a battle: first, to organize human life in accordance with national and popular principles, with traditions and habits; and second, not to be ruled by even the most perfect ideas thought up by foreigners… Author’s Note: French President Macron had harsh words for Poland, threatening the country with sanctions. [...]

On Belarus: A Martyrdom & a Model for the West

By |2018-12-12T15:30:30-06:00September 15th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Language, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Poland, Politics|

The young woman closed her eyes on the night just prior to her wedding and found herself being addressed by Mary, the Mother of God. The young woman was promised a wedding in a red dress. She dutifully and tearfully left her fiancé and embarked upon a life of prayer in search of the answer [...]

Europe’s Founding Mother

By |2016-08-07T00:16:41-05:00August 6th, 2016|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Europe, Poland, Virtue|

Born on Easter in April of 1865, Saint Urszula Ledóchowska taught that great men and women are brought up on the holy laps of Christian mothers. This Austrian-born Countess had a most holy mother who brought up two saints (one beatified, the other canonized), a Polish General, and a General of the Jesuit Order. [...]

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