July 2017

The King Who Saved Europe: An Interview with Miltiades Varvounis

Why did you write the book Jan Sobieski: The King Who Saved Europe? Jan Sobieski was one of the most…

Repurposing Europe

For the Frenchmen who lived through World War II, the defining event of their lives was quintessentially political. It was the great refusal, embodied by General Charles de Gaulle, to accept the defeat of June 1940. With that refusal came a determined commitment to re-establish national sovereignty. This was more than a matter of overthrowing German occupation. As de Gaulle recognized, it required Frenchmen to recover the spiritual independence of…

A Vindication of Edmund Burke

“All circumstances taken together, the French Revolution is the most astonishing that has hitherto happened in the world.” These words,…

Ernst Nolte (1923–2016)

Ernst Nolte, who died on 18 August 2016 at the age of 93, was the most controversial German historian of…

Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Bradley J. Birzer

Louisville: University Press of Kentucky, 2015

How to Be a Conservative

In How to Be a Conservative, you write: “It is not unusual to be a conservative. But it is unusual…

11th Annual Vanenburg Meeting

The annual Vanenburg Meeting, organized by the Center for European Renewal, was held 19–21 August 2016. This was the 11th…

Konzervativizam i konzervativne stranke

Miša Đurković

Belgrade/Stari Banovci: Bernar/Centre for Conservative Studies, 2016

Iraq’s Displaced Christians

Our interpreter suddenly paused, then swallowed slowly. He obviously did not feel too comfortable with what he had just heard.…

Europe’s Crisis of Hope

Rocco Buttiglione is an Italian philosopher and statesman. A professor at St. Pius V University in Rome, Buttiglione is an…

French Secularism vs. Freedom

In France, religious believers — and especially Catholics — are very often presumed not to be good citizens. It is…

Whither Jacob Rees-Mogg?

The political and social embers may still be glowing in the UK following its monumental referendum last year to leave…

Brexiting the EU

The outcome of the Brexit vote in June 2016 was clearly an historic moment. Despite the predictions of some early…

A Sketch of Guy Verhofstadt

The EU last year appointed its greatest crusader, Guy Verhofstadt, as one of the negotiators dealing with Brexit. Although the…

St. Augustine & Migration Policy

A sound migration policy needs to be grounded on principles. I shall try to propose a foundation for migration policies…

On the Movement of Peoples

There are few subjects more delicate than immigration. No person of goodwill could deny that that no subject is more…