Opinion

PUBLISHERS’ STATEMENTS

This is the first of two ‘Publishers’ Statements’ that we shall publish during the inaugural month of the online edition of The European Conservative.  A Statement by a representative of the Board of the Center for European Renewal shall be published in due course.

​The Burkean way

While change is inevitable, it should never be abrupt.  History has repeatedly taught us this, particularly in terms of political change.  And…

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 Parisian ‘events’, as they were and still are known. This will continue until the last bourgeois geriatric trying to relive the joys of his adolescence dies. 1968 was probably the only revolution in history, or attempted revolution, by spoilt brats. That they were spoilt brats is evident from the photographs…

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…

Conservative Breakthrough in the European Parliament?

The elections for the European Parliament, held between 4 and 7 June 2009, have been portrayed by many commentators as…

A Future for Conservatism in Europe

Introduction to the first issue of The European Conservative. I am often reminded of the story Andras Lanczi told us…