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Posts in category “Decline and Fall”

O Ye Men Of Intemperate Minds

Yes, Hillary Clinton is awful. But conservatives don’t dare embrace Trump’s paranoia

Posted October 20th, 2016

Miley Cyrus > Donald Trump

Society can survive the gropey, short-fingered vulgarian. It cannot survive embracing what ‘pansexual’ nitwit symbolizes

Posted October 15th, 2016

The Disuniting States Of America

The fruits of a decadent and incompetent leadership class — and things ain’t so great with the followership class either

Posted October 14th, 2016

There Are No Idealists Here

Neither Trump nor Hillary really inspires. Are Americans even capable of being inspired anymore?

Posted September 30th, 2016

Trump Killed Outrage

By 2020, American historians will owe Warren G. Harding an apology

Posted September 20th, 2016

Trump: Harbinger Of A New Age

Sneer at him all you want, but the Trumpening is going to determine the West’s future

Posted September 16th, 2016

The Despair Election

The exhaustion of liberalism, and the prospect that pain will dissolve illusion

Posted September 15th, 2016

Can Vienna Be Saved Again?

The death wish of Western liberalism

Posted September 15th, 2016

Russian Church & Russian State

A complicated view of the relationship between Putin and Russian Orthodoxy

Posted September 15th, 2016

An Abomination Of Desolation

We don’t have a word for the deliberate destruction of human nature. Thanks to science, we will

Posted September 13th, 2016

The Necessity Of Trust

Dante Alighieri, Zygmunt Bauman, and the difficulty of building a solid life in liquid modernity

Posted September 13th, 2016

Hillary Clinton: Davos Dynast

Vulgar Trump is far from ideal, says writer, but the alternative is certain decline under globalist oligarchy

Posted September 7th, 2016

Her Brother’s Pregnancy

America 2016: Defiling the icon of fatherhood, motherhood, and family — and calling it progress

Posted September 2nd, 2016

Inside The Head Of Trump Voters

Understanding the moral psychology of this moment in US politics — and how liberals are making it worse

Posted August 12th, 2016

Hillbillies Of France

J.D. Vance’s book strikes a resonant chord with a French reader

Posted August 11th, 2016

Exporting The Anti-Culture

Modernity poisons tradition and kills the spirit too. But there are good and bad ways to resist it

Posted August 10th, 2016

The Cult Of Transgender

Today’s lost children, mutilated by a popular culture

Posted August 10th, 2016