At least among the young, far more rebellious in today’s climate are those of us who, mixing love of country with an independence of mind, refuse to force everything in our culture through the unforgiving woodchipper of identity politics.
Virtue-signalling is not new. But it has enjoyed a special burgeoning in recent decades, not least because modern culture sooner rewards noisy displays of passion than less visible acts of virtue.
The revolutionary afterlife of Hegel’s political thought is proof of the power of a philosophical system, once seized by less cautious hands, to outpace its original creator.
Is Hegel’s political thought conservative, progressive, perhaps even revolutionary?
In this episode of our “Occasional Dialogues” series, Harrison Pitt sits down with Yoram Hazony to discuss the state of British politics and whether Hazony’s national conservatism movement might be able to breathe new life into an ailing, directionless Tory Party.
Fighting Back does more than simply hope that the dire state of our culture can be reversed. It offers practical strategies, across every aspect of life, for turning things around and emerging victorious.
A truly virtuous masculinity would involve men becoming capable of imitating Andrew Tate and then willingly refusing to do so. For what could be less admirable than a man who publicly makes performative utterances against the villain while living vicariously through his exploits?
Without the safeguards of law, freedom would be no blessing. Our societies would be Hobbesian in the true sense: liberty would give way to nightmarish anarchy.
Will a renewed influx of Ukrainians, especially amid the ongoing fallout of Hungary’s energy crisis, test the limits of the Magyars’ generosity?
Intellectual adventure is not available to bees, who simply do as they do in obedience to their limited nature. The hive may be a place of cohesion, but it contains no libraries, paintings, or statues to heroic bees of the past. Human life without the humanities would be much the same: cut off from our roots, deprived of meditation, and locked in an eternal now. The cult of relevance makes prisoners of us all.
When a culture loses the capacity for faith at all, be it religious or secular, and falls into a pit of relativism, it produces scientists all too willing to yield to the shrill demands of noisy, impassioned political activists.
Truss seems happy to keep disappointing the right flank of her party. Truss’s approach to immigration may also tank her popularity with voters who expected a government willing to sacrifice the absolute value of GDP for a stronger, more socially cohesive nation.