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…
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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.
It was as a student that I met my first Hungarian intellectual. I was so ignorant at the time that I did not even know that Hungary had an intellectual tradition that in importance completely belied its relatively small size both in geography and population. Of course, knowledge is always finite and ignorance infinite, so perhaps I need not feel too ashamed of my former self; but my ignorance is still infinite.
In the world of conservative-minded philanthropy, David Boyd Kennedy, who passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, was a discreet, wise and insightful benefactor, deeply committed to the permanent things. David died peacefully at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his family at his side.
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“The fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris overshadowed other European news topics […] Mr. Macron claimed in [a] speech, decrying the damage on this magnificent building, that it represents France’s history, literature, aspirations, and the place of all great moments in the country’s history. However, he omitted its principal function — as a place of worship to God.” (Prince Michael von und zu Liechtenstein)
The Hungarian-born anti-communist scholar, Paul Hollander, for many years a professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), passed away last week.
Lee Edwards and Theodore Dalrymple offer two fitting tributes at Law & Liberty and City Journal, respectively.
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