The West

Elegy For Gray

The respected philosopher is a false friend of the West

Is the West Worth Saving?

"In the war against the West, there have been many periods when the odds were against the survival of our civilisation."

We Told You So

Julie Bindel deserves praise for her readiness to investigate the murkier corners of this country - where civilisation often seems like a bad joke

Reality Check for the West

The betrayal of Ukraine is only the latest chapter in the slow retreat of Western civilisation since the triumph of 1989. Unless something changes soon, that retreat now threatens to become a stampede.

Germane Germans

‘Do we still have an intellectual elite that reads, and writers to cater for it? In Germany, we have Merkur’

The Mythology of Decline

The pessimists are lining up to announce the fall of the West and above all of the US. But the Americans will prove them wrong

How to Reverse the West’s Decline

Ten years after 9/11, our societies need to restore their self-belief. Only a covenant between citizens can recreate the bonds we need

Western Scapegoat

'Only the West can botch anything up. And when the rest of the world botches things up, it's the West's fault for making them do it'

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"