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Posts in category “Culture”

It’s Worse In Modern China

Cold comfort for Western doom-and-gloomers — but also hope, via Chinese tradition

Posted July 20th, 2017

The Active ‘Hillary,’ The Passive ‘Trump’

Two kinds of threats to the Western order

Posted July 18th, 2017

More On David Brooks’s Sandwich Shop

Deep down, mockers know he’s telling an unsettling truth about class and culture in America

Posted July 12th, 2017

When Is A Sandwich Not Just A Sandwich?

Condensed symbols, cultural elites, and Italian salami as a barrier to social mobility

Posted July 11th, 2017

Sex: The Church Vs. The World

The church is not obsessed with sex — the world is, and rages that the church won’t approve

Posted July 10th, 2017

Once A Church, Now A Junkie Barn

The fate of a deconsecrated temple as metaphor for a godless society

Posted July 10th, 2017

‘Halt die Klappe!’ They Said

German elites can only bear so much free speech

Posted July 9th, 2017

Whose West? Which Values?

Tsar Donald may be the weak and corrupt symbol of a decadent regime — but who else is there?

Posted July 8th, 2017

Yes, They Really Do Despise Their Civilization

Trump’s Warsaw speech provokes Anti-Culture liberals to show their hand

Posted July 7th, 2017

Trump: Will The West Survive?

A question that deserves an answer — but it’s not likely to be a comforting one

Posted July 6th, 2017

Philando Castile Aftermath

Is there a cultural connection between America’s endless wars and the Castile verdict?

Posted June 21st, 2017

Tradition And Traditions

Modernity and tradition in Russia, Europe, and the United States

Posted June 15th, 2017

The Creed Of Secular Religion

Seen on a wall in progressive Austin, Texas

Posted June 9th, 2017

The Herd Of Sacred Cows

The lies we tell to avoid confronting truths that would disturb social peace

Posted June 7th, 2017

Bob Dylan On The Road To Damascus

On epiphanies, and rooting new creation in old tradition

Posted June 6th, 2017

Fusionism & The Conservative Future

Can an old idea find new life in the Age of Trump? Should traditionalist conservatives care?

Posted May 30th, 2017

God & The Violin

A story about beauty, told by monks in an Austrian monastery

Posted May 20th, 2017