Christians are being driven out of their communities, particularly in Nigeria’s north and middle belt, bit by bit, and many of the villages are being abandoned. This is what has been called a “slow-motion genocide.”
There is a path forward, but it is a narrow and tricky one that winds along the knife-edge between revolution and reaction.
Europeans have a fascinating relationship with dogs, a relationship that does not seem to exist in any other civilisation.
The Battle of Lepanto needed strong leadership. Today, Europe is searching for similar leadership. Europe needs statesmen: men and women who think about the next generation, not the next election; people like Don Juan of Austria and Blessed Emperor Karl, animated by a deep sense of service, ready to put the interests of their peoples before their own.
All is not yet lost for those who believe in Christendom. Saner leadership seems to be emerging in Hungary and elsewhere in Central Europe. So, too, in Western Europe a new generation is looking for answers.
One of the West’s problems is that at the end of the Cold War, it has been uncertain of its purpose—which has engendered a moral and political crisis, especially in the face of the threat of Islamic terrorism.
We continue to find insights into the power of music to arouse emotions—even about armed conflicts and military triumphs like the Siege (and later Relief) of Vienna on September 12, 1683.
The defence of Christendom against the Turks—together with the fight against heresy—was a dominant feature of the pontificate of Pius V.
We are all Germans now. What started out as the uniqueness of German guilt has mushroomed into an all-encompassing Western guilt, now tied to the legacy of imperialism and the transatlantic slave trade. And apparently, we can never finish atoning for our ‘sins.’
For the development of Swedish conservatism, a return to its deep cultural roots provided by Catholicism and the vibrant civil society formed by its Protestant free churches is essential. A relativistic or secular approach will not suffice.
Beyond the mere personalities involved, the fault lies with the hubris that has dogged us from our political beginning—the idea that we could or should remake the world in our own perfect image.
Post-Soviet countries have experienced their fair share of socialist utopia and have decided they do not want any more of it. But in the West, socialist movements like BLM are gaining ground.
The idea of an “authoritarian personality” is not a myth. It just so happens to exist primarily in those who wish to diagnose it in others.
Fear of nature will rule every meaningful decision regarding life and death. Viruses and climate change will justify continued social isolation and an increasingly totalitarian government.
Christopher Dawson is an enigmatic character in the history of Western thought. No scholar of his generation was a greater
We can now recognize a clash of two opposing views, indeed two clashing interpretations of reality: that of the local Syrians and that of the Western media.
The human heart will ever desire a family life, a life of meaning within a community, and a life in consonance with nature, ultimately ordered to the Divine.
The northern Irish state was born in 1921 as a political compromise. The circumstances of its birth bear certain similarities to the issues and conundrums thrown up by Brexit 100 years on.
A natural fortress in a perfect location, Gibraltar—or “the Rock”—is a priceless strategic asset. Its fate after Brexit put it in the middle of an intense struggle.
Young Fogeydom is not a new phenomenon in the Anglophone world. Indeed, Young Fogeys may have made their first appearance at Oxford University during the Tractarian Movement of the mid-19th century.
Establishing anew the cause of nationhood by situating its defence in the moral life of its members was one of Scruton’s achievements. The conservative movement of the future would do well to concentrate on this facet of his philosophy.
The politically successful VOX is such a new beast that its full story is yet to be written, particularly in English. Thus, any attempt to understand it is a welcome contribution.
Not all the ideas that public intellectuals have are valuable. Far from it. For ideas to have value they must be based upon and capable of being tested by experience. Too often, they are not.