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Posts in category “Decline and Fall”

Meet The Houellebellocq

Why Michel Houellebecq is not anti-Muslim, but rather against modern France

Posted January 20th, 2015

The End of American Civic Christianity

A First Things colloquium takes measure of America’s emerging post-Christian social and legal order

Posted January 16th, 2015

Letter from a Milquetoast Trad

Why material progress and an increase in personal autonomy is not a sign things are getting better

Posted January 13th, 2015

Defending the Culture of Death

Houellebecq, Islamism, and our Weimar civilization

Posted January 12th, 2015

The Barns That Used to be Churches

What to do with historic church buildings when there is no congregation left? Europe is finding out

Posted January 5th, 2015

France’s Islamic Future?

Novelist Michel Houellebecq contemplates post-Enlightenment France turning to the Prophet

Posted January 5th, 2015

RIP The New Republic

It’s like buying Carnegie Hall and turning it into Dave & Buster’s

Posted December 4th, 2014

Deconstructing Western Civilization

If you will not have God, you had better pay your respects to Mr. Ed

Posted November 25th, 2014

Galloping Toward Gomorrah

Bestiality is not just for pervert porn magazines anymore

Posted November 24th, 2014

Life That Refuses Life

The joylessness of Japanese sex, and other tales from a sterile world

Posted November 3rd, 2014

America: From Israel to Babylon

A new generation of Southern Baptists prepares itself for the long haul in post-Christian America

Posted October 29th, 2014

Has the GOP Given Up on America?

A disillusioned Republican operative and Christian conservative takes stock of the movement

Posted October 28th, 2014

Death by Church Bureaucracy

A former pastor blames the clueless elites in many churches for decline

Posted October 27th, 2014

Denmark’s Suicidal Tolerance

The Scandinavian country rolls out the welcome mat for returning ISIS jihadis

Posted October 20th, 2014

Wellesley’s First World Problem

The long march to Progress hits a snag at the elite women’s college

Posted October 16th, 2014

Among the Bourgeois Decadents

The Marquis de Sade as a contemporary Prius driving, soy latte-drinking Californian

Posted September 25th, 2014

Germany: Land of Hillbilly Degenerates?

Elite state ethics panel says ‘sexual self-determination’ makes incest fine

Posted September 24th, 2014