Identity Politics and the Death of Moral Imagination

The problem—as has been said so many times before—is that identity politics takes a kernel of truth about embodied human experience and pushes it to its destructive conclusion.”

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How Close We Are to Unravelling

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The religion of Social Justice is redolent of the old paganism but without even the mortal transcendence of its pantheons.”

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To Stand up to China, the West Must First Re-Discover Itself

The lack of backbone displayed by Western leaders when dealing with China is symbolic of the malaise that has been gripping Western culture for decades.”

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Erdoğan and Taking Advantage of Europe’s “Pathological Altruism”

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For them, the feelings of guilt over Europe’s past seemed to require inviting in the world to redeem Europe of its sins. Erdoğan is playing on this fear by referring to the Greeks as Nazis, attempting to destabilize the collective psyche of the European leadership.”

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The “Orthodox Conservatives” and the Essence of British Conservatism

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Orthodox Conservatism believes that the culture we have is held in trust—and that it is particular to us and our shared history; it is distinctive, not exclusive and is open to those who wish to join.”

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Reflecting on the Start of a New Decade (and the Wisdom of Augustine)

(San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro, the resting place of Augustine of Hippo)

I must admit that as for many others, the last ten years were neither a singular triumph nor an unmitigated disaster. There were joys and sadnesses, the melody of life soaring high and crashing low. No one finds heaven on earth.”

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Harold Macmillan, Roger Scruton, and Putting the U.K. Election in Context

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As Matthew Goodwin has repeatedly written, it is easier for the Conservatives to move slightly left on economic issues than it is for Labour to move right on cultural issues.” Read more

Why Everyone Is Talking about Josh Hawley

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Hawley talks again and again about the importance of community and criticizes those on both sides of the political aisle who pay fealty to an individualism that puts the self-creating individual at the summit of what constitutes the good.

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“Woke Capitalism” Needs to Wake Up to the Truth about China

As Jim Geraghty writes, rather than importing our values, China is exporting its repression into our societies on the back of mass industrial theft and espionage.”

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What’s Next for British Conservatism?

“While material prosperity should be a priority, it shouldn’t be the only priority. Simply possessing the latest consumer goods won’t provide a meaningful life that comes from a sense of dignity, purpose and responsibility rooted in community.”

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What Ben Shapiro Gets Right

“Shapiro’s book is a well-written and, at times, moving defense of Western Civilization.”

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Understanding Hitler’s Worldview (Part II)

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“The risk in our increasingly polarized and tribally divided times is that these societies —ours among them—are thrashing around in a sea of hopeless liquid modernity and risk coming apart in a storm of violence.”

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What Notre Dame Says about Civilization

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“The destruction of Notre Dame has shaken our complacent belief in the permanence of things and the ability for our culture to last without care and cultivation. It reveals and reminds us that life is a fragile thing, and even the strongest bastions dedicated to the eternal can still be brought down.”

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Understanding Hitler’s Worldview (Part I)

(Nazi T4 Euthanasia Nurses)

“[Werner Catel] called for the continuation of the Nazi program of involuntary euthanasia, saying, “…We are not talking about humans here, but rather beings that were merely procreated by humans and that will never themselves become humans endowed with reason or a soul.”

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Jordan Peterson and Christianity (Part II): Culture and Immortality

“In our lifetimes, many populations in Europe will age and shrink drastically due to their lack of belief in the possibility of transcending death, a belief that undergirds culture.”

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