Western civilization

ANTI-SEMITISM

18.12.2017

The problem with anti-semitic conspiracy theories is that they involve continuous selection. Therefore, you take the fact that Karl Marx was a socialist, and overlook that he was a racist and cultural conservative.

THE UNIQUENESS OF WESTERN LAW

08.12.2017

“When accordingly it is inquired, whence is evil, it must first be inquired, what is evil, which is nothing else than corruption, either of the measure, or the form, or the order, that belong to nature.” (Augustine)

Co-Habitation vs. Marriage:  Is There Really Any Point to Marriage Anymore?"

10.05.2017

Recognizing the dramatic shift in family formation that has taken place in the last century, Sir James Munby, president of Britain’s High Court Family Division, suggested among other measures more legal protection for cohabitors.  Radhika Sanghani at the Telegraph praises such moves, and writes, “The idea of spending thousands on what’s meant to be ‘the best day of your life’ – including a dress you’ll never, ever wear again – combined with the not insignificant fact that the wedding certificate only requires your father’s name and not your mother’s, puts me off the whole [marriage] thing.”  Nonetheless, writes Ms. Sanghani, if she wants any kind of legal protection for herself and her future children, she will probably have to demand one day that her boyfriend “put a ring on it.” 
 

On Ingratitude: A Reply to David Webb

09.05.2017

To the question of whether Europeans owe anything to Britain the answer, I agree, is most certainly yes.  As to whether Britons owe anything to Continental Europeans, the answer is surely an even more resounding yes.  That is not to attenuate Brit