The West

The genocidal ghouls of Isis are tearing down a precious piece of our civilisation. This is the price we pay for not standing up to barbarism

In 1984, Laszlo Solymar (under a pseudonym) predicted the collapse of the USSR. Will today’s Russia suffer the same fate? 

“The refusal to accept any domination of the Continent by one power has been the biggest British contribution to European peace and prosperity”

Commercial art forms may yet save the Western tradition from its propensity to self-destruction

How China took to the Western game of chess

‘The depiction of Muhammad is a test case for the practice of Western freedoms’

Ignore the isolationists. In a dangerous world, America and Europe neglect their duty to defend liberty and prosperity at their peril

Composers who try to create culture in a vacuum will struggle to be heard by a hostile public

“By all means, let the wicked fry in Hell—but why should they find themselves frying alongside innocent and virtuous pagans?”

In the era of Putin and Islamic State, we shall have to  dust off Clausewitz and confront reality