The challenge facing Fratelli d’Italia is to successfully transform itself into a genuine governing party. Since its creation, it has always been in opposition; it is precisely for this reason that it is now attracting attention, as it appears to be a credible alternative.
Despite differences in their aesthetic grooves, the ‘Ultra MAGA’ Trumpist Republicans of CPAC and the DeSantis-leaning National Conservatives have plenty in common in terms of what they oppose, and what they would prefer to see supplant the current order.
The letter’s vision of universality tries to argue for the nation as an important element of a universal moral and ethical vision, but by skipping over the nation entirely when it describes the common good rising from families to the international realm, it reveals its bias against it.
The defenders of human dignity are clenching their teeth at the implacable scenario unfolding before their eyes. It is written, euthanasia will pass. For the moment, the vast majority of the French political class is silent on the matter.
In an analysis of the Ukrainian army’s counterattack, I discuss its use of an ancient eastern battle tactic in a way never seen in Europe before—and its strategic use of mistakes made by a careless Russian leadership.
Patriotism and the attachment to national products are not the only reason American giants have failed in Italy. The local offer persists, because it is genuinely superior in every way to the foreign offer, and marketing snobbery is not enough to overcome this obstacle.
We should be fueled by a smart and hopeful attitude. It is no coincidence that hope is one of the three theological virtues in Christian tradition. It teaches us that however difficult our circumstances are, we must never fall into despair.
While it is correct that a recession is defined by two consecutive quarters of declining GDP, it is not correct that the American GDP declined two quarters in a row. Unfortunately, all the economists and analysts who made the recession call were wrong.
Universalism is forced to coexist with diversity and inclusion; one has to agree that patriarchy, aristocracy and capitalism were evil unless they are not white. But deeper divides force progressives to either keep their eyes shut or risk becoming the oppressors.
Out of caution not to be seen as inflicting “racist stereotypes” upon consumers or purveying material rife with “cultural appropriation,” German publisher Ravensburger anticipates canceling Winnetou as part of its future offerings.
In June, we published the Statement of Principles. We hoped it would elicit discussion and debate. This letter is what we hope is the first in a series of commentaries on the topic. The signatories say, “In its list of ideals — ‘patriotism and courage, honor and loyalty, religion and wisdom, congregation and family, man and woman, the sabbath and the sacred, and reason and justice’—no mention was made of friendship, compassion, or love.”
If the U.S., or the UK, purport to keep wielding the holy swords of justice, they should do so with reasonable foresight in order that their actions do not end up making messy local realities even messier.
The point with the minimum age is not the number, but the notion that statesmanship is a slowly acquired asset. It takes time to build the experience, the skills, and all the intangible qualities that the leader of a nation must possess.
We create the alternative media to the mainstream purveyors of politically motivated mis- and dis-information. These platforms are robust, growing, and wholly necessary to preserve real freedom and real justice.
For all the bluster and promises from Tory HQ, none have the stomach for it. Which means, until there is a sea change in Britain, and the West more broadly, the next attack is a matter of when, not if.