The comparisons between football and war may seem strained to some. But the parallels exist because sport is a direct inheritance from war, and is pregnant with values such as loyalty and emotions like fear.
In this episode of “Occasional Dialogues,” two philosophers sit down to discuss martial arts and their place in society, their relation to virtue, and how faith can relate to the combative spirit.
Anthony Scaramucci believes there is a strong moral case for crypto. Whereas the Federal Reserve can inflate away our money today, crypto remains impervious to such measures.
The normality of the attendees can perhaps be described by the self-defined “common sense” approach of the party, coupled with broad policies rather than a one-trick-pony approach often associated with marginal parties.
Like radicals in all corners of the world, instead of celebrating a leader and iconic figure, the government chose to make politics of the monarchy which has always stayed above the fray of politics.
All sport originates in acts of violence. This, which might seem to condemn it from the start, is actually its redeeming characteristic: sport was, and remains, the best means for ordering that particular human impulse.
Art is meant to elevate us. It provides a mirror through which we see ourselves anew and glimpse the structures of our predicament.
The concept of ‘dwelling’ serves as a source for our pre-political loyalties and these loyalties allow a sense of the
The dawn of Western civilisation carried a strong focus on martial arts. In a world where war often lurked around the corner, it was paramount that one should be able to defend oneself. In our times, war again haunts our continent. It may be time to rediscover our martial roots.
I would argue that we are more convincing conservatives than the Conservative Party, who haven’t conserved anything. Their record is abysmal.
In our own time, we have seen the rise of calls for Burkean ideals on the Left. Think only of the Social Democrats in the UK, a party that had some influence in the 1980s but are almost entirely unknown today, who are against the wokeism dominating the current political debate, and who seek to preserve local customs, and use the very conservative sounding slogan “family, community, nation” as their header on their website.