Roger Scruton on national identity and the legacy of communism

Jun 9, 2019 by

by Kathy Gyngell, The Conservative Woman: LAST week Sir Roger Scruton was awarded the highest State civilian honour for foreigners by the Polish President Andrzej Duda. Afterwards he spoke in the Polish Parliament on the legacy of communism and the emergence of new nationalist movements. His speech can be viewed and listened to here and the full text is printed below. But first a précis of his main points: The division besetting the continent today is no longer between totalitarian socialism...

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The Trump baby-blimpers should learn from Tiananmen’s Tank Man what fascism really is

Jun 5, 2019 by

by Julie Lynn, The Conservative Woman: IT IS exactly thirty years since the Chinese government under Deng Xiaoping decided enough was enough. On June 4, 1989, the tanks rolled into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and opened fire on the tens of thousands who were part of the student-led demonstrations calling for democracy and an end to corruption. It was a brutal crackdown that shocked the world.  Those of us who watched the weeks of escalating unrest felt a mix of hope, anxiety, admiration and awe...

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Eastern Europe is rejecting failed sexual revolution…and progressives are outraged

May 2, 2019 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: Nothing irritates progressive commentators quite so much as watching nations reject the failed experiment of the Sexual Revolution. Despite the fact that the so-called sexual liberty we enjoy in the West has ravaged families, spawned a rarely-reported on epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases, and gutted the institution of marriage—all while failing utterly to deliver on the happiness that was promised—it makes progressives nervous when political leaders...

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A Christmas read: Jane Eyre, the antidote to Marx

Dec 23, 2018 by

by Julian Mann, TCW: Published in 1847, a year before The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Jane Eyre by clergyman’s daughter Charlotte Bronte is arguably the most explicitly Christian novel in 19th century English literature. Other novels, such as those by Charles Dickens and William Thackeray, often reflect a biblically Christian worldview, but in Jane Eyre Bronte gives overt Christian instruction. She describes the spiritual danger of breaking the Second Commandment,...

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Marxism: A Primer for Confused Clergy

Jun 19, 2018 by

by A James Gregor, Crisis Magazine: A short time ago, in my parish church, I sat through a fevered Marxist exhortation that passed for a homily. I was not particularly surprised. I had suffered similar experiences in lecture halls listening to my colleagues delivering lectures on what purported to be contemporary history. Some elements of our national culture, in education and entertainment, have never made a secret of their preference for what they consider “Marxism.” The Christian community,...

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Marxism didn’t die. It’s alive and well and living among us

Jun 14, 2018 by

by Peter Hitchens, Spectator: I remember the autumn day in 1990 when they came to cart away the large hammer and sickle outside my Moscow block of flats. It was about the size of a cow and made out of a gritty grey metal alloy which had, like almost everything in the USSR, never looked new or clean. Once, these objects had been all over the city. Now they were vanishing. Nobody else seemed especially interested in its departure, probably because there were — more excitingly — eggs on sale down...

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