Can the lived conservatism of the Postliberals find common ground—and common political cause—with the universalist notions of natural right, justice and equality espoused by the Claremont School? On this question, I believe, hinges the fate of a new conservative fusionism updated to meet the challenges of our time.
How is it that the greatest of all democracies has been transfixed by abortion politics for decades? The answer is simple and unpopular: It is because there is still a battle being waged for the soul of America.
To the pro-life movement the decision published on this day, which Catholics celebrate as the Feast of the Sacred Heart, is a monumental victory won after a bitter 5-decade fight for the protection of the unborn.
“Wow, the headline of this resolution already says it all. You’re talking about a global threat. It just always has to be superlatives with you, doesn’t it?” German MEP Christine Anderson of the Identity and Democracy Group stated.
The numbers for the first quarter of this year were released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis showing a 30%-percent rise in revenue for the U.S. federal government over the pre-pandemic first quarter of 2019.
In Western Europe, Italy has been engaged for several years in a long and discreet process of reducing the practice of abortion. Without any publicised legislative change, without any loud political battle, the Italian population is gradually showing its opposition to a practice that generates a lot of suffering.
A misinformed ideal of humanitarianism has American and European ruling parties recklessly pushing open borders without considering the costs or long-term consequences—not just for the host country but also for the mass influx of immigrants.
Gone is the bombast of economic progress as a good in itself. It seems much of the Right has finally recovered from the hangover of an era in which it was necessary to evidence the superiority of Western capitalism over eastern Bolshevism.
China has refused to condemn the Russian war in Ukraine, but some Chinese tech companies have still opted to withdraw their products from the Russian market. The reason for these withdrawals could be pressure by U.S. suppliers.
A new film by Dinesh D’Souza exposes organized abuse of the mail-in ballot and early voting system in order to tip the election. However, this scenario remains hypothetical; to win the debate, D’Souza needs to address a list of weaknesses with his film.
The legacy of 20th century history has left the Right in Central Europe questioning what we are meant to conserve after 40 years of communism. Our task is not so much to preserve traditions, but to reawaken them and to establish new ones. This approach is more reactionary; Central European conservatism is combative, because it has to be.
“As an American citizen, I can’t wrap my mind around this, how people who share the same faith—because Russia is predominantly Orthodox, and Ukraine is predominantly Orthodox—could be so evil to each other. But then, we have to think about Cain and Abel, he killed his brother, so, nothing new under the sun, unfortunately,” Rev. Tomson said.
Recent abortion laws allow the moral supremacist to drive a dagger through the very notion that our rights, including the right to life, are given to us by God. Separating personhood—a legislative definition—from life has given government full jurisdiction over our rights.
Rather than sinking further into debt to maintain current, high levels of government spending, it is time for Europe’s leaders to fundamentally reconsider their economic and social policies. It is time for them to adopt an entirely new program for economic prosperity.
The Privacy Shield, struck down by the European Court of Justice in 2020, has now been replaced by a new data-sharing agreement between the U.S. and EU. How its implementation will ultimately fare, and whether it will arouse the scrutiny of European courts, remains to be seen.
When grilled about the ‘regime change’ comment by reporters on Monday, Biden was not willing to “walk anything back.” He explained he said it out of “moral outrage,” and that it was a “personal feeling.”
The liberal imperium’s impulses, born out of self-abnegation and self-hatred, have yielded much in the way of balkanization and civic strife. Mass migration and cultural dilution, zealously pursued as ends unto themselves, have not conduced to either human flourishing or the common good.
We conservatives of different persuasions, from the West, the East, and Central Europe, have a common responsibility: to do our best to conserve our political culture, as polished by the ideas of conservatism.
Russia bears the full moral and economic burden for the war, but it is also clear that America’s neoconservative doctrine is one of the losers in that conflict. It is time for the foreign-policy elite in Washington to accept that neoconservatism served America well during the Cold War, but should now be gracefully retired.
Reflecting concerns for continued high inflation, a survey of professional forecasters published by the ECB showed a considerable 1.1 percentage-point rise in expected euro-zone inflation for the first quarter of 2022.
Nobody knows the war hawks in Moscow better than the Ukrainians, living as they do in the ominous shadows of Putin’s birds of prey. But the Russians are not the only ones throwing war-stirring rhetoric around.
“This is as clear and consequential a threat to peace and security as anyone can imagine,” U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said. She added that “Russia’s aggression today not only threatens Ukraine. It also threatens Europe. It threatens the international order.”
Over the past couple of days, a deluge of events, press releases, and commentary touching on the Russia-NATO issue has buried news desks. It proved, however, highly revealing of the alliance’s internal cracks.
In his statements, which came on Sunday during an interview on France 5’s “C Dans L’air,” Zemmour not only called on the Élysée to seek out friendly relations with Moscow but also urged it to stop acting as a “tool of the United States,” which he insisted is trying to pit European nations against one another for its own foreign policy establishment’s benefit.