Opinion

Ukrainian Identity & Freedom of Speech

Ukraine recently adopted new measures with regard to its official language. The new regulations demand that every private business operate…

When Cancel Culture ‘Gets Real’

The freedom to say only things that do not offend is not a freedom worth having. While the German media…

Patriotism & National Identity

Ethnic identity and national identity are two principles that have always sat uncomfortably together in my life. I was born…

‘Oikos’ & Sweden’s Conservative Revival

Earlier this year, a new conservative think-tank was launched in Sweden with the name of Oikos, which means ‘home’ in…

An Epochal President

The sanctity of life! The freedoms of thought, speech, and religion! The paramount importance of family, history, and tradition! Such…

Removing the Veil of Islamism

Les Mureaux, a small dormitory city 35 km away from Paris, is a charmless French banlieue of 32,000 inhabitants where 100 nationalities coexist. It is also the place where President Emmanuel Macron chose to deliver a speech on the 4th of October. The landmark intervention — one to be remembered — was a lucid, courageous, and alarming diagnosis of the corrosive impact of radical Islam in France.

Pandora’s Box Re-Opened

A recent documentary about Pope Francis that premiered Wednesday in Rome has re-focused attention on same-sex relationships and traditional marriage.…

O Tempora, O Mores

These are trying times. There can be no denying it. Perhaps this is what everyone thinks in the times in…

The Perils of Modern Revolution

Amid a pandemic of unprecedented proportions, U.S. cities like Portland, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, and Seattle have sweltered in the…

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…

Poland Repels the Barbarians

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

The Conversion of Hagia Sophia

In early July, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that on July 24 — the day marking the fourth anniversary the pseudo-coup attempt in 2016 (which many hold he staged in order to crack down on pro-democracy activists) — the Church of Hagia Sophia (or Holy Wisdom) would once again become a mosque.