August 2020

A Vienna Tribute to Jean Raspail

Although Jean Raspail is not known as a famous writer in Austria, enthusiastic admirers gathered here in his honour on…

Global Mass Psychosis

The following interview with Juris Rudevskis was originally published in Latvian on July 6 and 7 in the daily Neatkarígá.…

The New Iconoclasm

The iconoclasm of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests in the U.S. has now also reached Belgium, where statues of Leopold…

The Century of Salazar

Fifty years ago, the most important and influential Portuguese politician of the 20th century died. From his first appearance in…

A Trojan Horse in Europe

During the rainy summer of 1816, Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelley stayed in a villa on Lake Geneva with John…

Defender of Our Inheritance

In a lengthy tribute to Roger Scruton that I published in the March 2020 issue of The New Criterion, I…

Jean Raspail’s Voyage Home

“What I owe to Jean Raspail is, first of all, that he confirmed for me the idea that geography can…

The Long Hot Summer of 2020

On 25 May 2020, a black American, George Floyd, died beneath the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer. Cell…

Open Letter to U.S. President Donald J. Trump

This letter was released to blogs, newspapers, and social media outlets in early June. We are making it available on our website so that more people read this important message.

A Lion of French Letters

On June 13, Jean Raspail passed away as he was about to celebrate his 95th birthday. This exceptional man had…

An Exemplary Knight-Errant

Until early in the 20th century, art was considered to be a product of skill and discipline. It was seen as…

Poland Repels the Barbarians

On July 12th, Polish President Andrzej Duda and his Law and Justice party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, or PiS) narrowly won…

Before & After Scruton

I usually jest that my life divides into two parts: ‘Before Scruton’ and ‘After Scruton.’ My first five books were…

Letters on a Marxist Peace

Over the past several months, tensions have reached a boiling point on the streets of the United States — and,…