The deep crisis in which Europe finds itself has not been imposed from outside. It comes from within. We are finally living the consequences of a danger that Robert Schuman, one of the EU’s ‘Founding Fathers’, warned about more than half a century ago — namely that a unified Europe must not merely remain an economic and technocratic enterprise: “It needs a soul, an awareness of its historical roots and its present and future obligations.”
Cultural symbols matter — and what they now suggest is that the West is in retreat. This is a retreat in every aspect of life, from religion to popular culture.
The topic of immigration has become impossible to address rationally. A mix of emotivism, historical guilt, a sense of crippling fatalism, and the sanctimony and cultural hegemony of the Left has prevented us from discussing the topic calmly and rationally. Anyone who tries is inevitably vilified as ‘racist’ and ‘xenophobic’. Consequently, the compulsory multicultural and pro-immigration thinking that has been imposed on us has led to some nonsensical and outright lies.
Immigration is a pressing issue nowadays, especially in Europe and the United States. Regarding immigration, the standard position of economists…
Brooklyn/New York: Angelico Press, 2019
Let me say a few things about art and truth first of all. The Enlightenment — by which I mean that mass of thinking and idea-mongering that began in the beginning of the 17th century and went on through the beginning of the 19th — was that period in our intellectual history that brought with it … a certain loss of the religious anchor in everyday life.
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