Opinion

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.

Good Luck, Comrades!

From an Eastern European perspective, the whole BLM revolution looks very familiar.

The Trauma of Trianon

On this day, 100 years ago at Versailles, Hungarian officials were forced to sign the Treaty of Trianon, which effectively cut up Hungary. With one document, the country lost two-thirds of its territories and population. As a result of the treaty, more than three million ethnic Hungarians suddenly found themselves on the wrong side of political borders, living as minorities. The treaty has been the source of contentious debates ever since.

The Future of Europe Belongs to Patriots

“For centuries, Europe has been shaped by the culture and values of the nations that call the continent their home. […] Europe is now under threat from within—and the very structures that claim to have our best interests at heart are betraying our heritage and asking us to give up our national sovereignty. Patriotic rebellions at the ballot boxes across the continent are a response to the threat they pose.”

Preparations

We are making preparations for a Spring launch of a revamped website.  In the meantime, we will continue to use this scrappy site, and make adjustments here and there, in order to experiment with some of the features that we hope the final site (which shall be professionally developed) will include. When we first set up this no-frills Weebly website a few years ago, we saw it as a temporary…

​The religious philosophy of ​Sir Roger Scruton

During a late summer evening in a convent in Dubrovnik a year or so ago, we had the chance to…

The Legacy of ‘68

In France, every eighth year of every decade, there is an outpouring of histories, memoirs and picture-books of the 1968…

Europe’s Populist Problem

“Populism is on the rise in Europe!” That is what the mainstream media and the politicians from the established parties tell us, and they consider it to be a very worrying development. “Populist parties offer easy solutions to difficult problems,” they also say. In other words: populist politicians seek to fool the people. “Their solutions are not real solutions at all. On the contrary, they will only aggravate our social…