Today, Orwell is something close to a secular saint, and “Politics and the English Language” is probably his most famous essay. Unlike DiAngelo, Kendi doesn’t write like someone trying to flunk the Turing test, but that doesn’t mean he’s a pleasure to read. His work is littered with exactly the kind of dying metaphors, pretentious diction, and vague language that Orwell condemned eight decades ago. As local newspapers and small magazines have gone out of business, the behemoths like the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the New Yorker, have become more selective in their hiring. Ninety-three percent of New York Times readers have finished college, as have more than 70 percent of NPR listeners.
There has been an odd, inverted symmetry between South Korean and U.S. leadership in recent decades. Negotiations over financial support for the alliance were also fraught, and South Korea abandoned previous cooperation with Japan that the U.S. had promoted. South Korea signed on to both Chip 4 and IPEF, just as it did the KORUS FTA, and now its political and business leaders feel betrayed. South Korea’s manufacturing prowess in the technological sphere can help. This is especially the case while South Korea has a president willing to work with the U.S. on this issue; by 2027 it may not.3 months ago The American Conservative
In his new biography of Vladimir Putin, Short opens with an equally bizarre story that he proves is almost surely false. The false flag theory always strained common sense. The assassinations are a particularly important part of the Putin persona that has been crafted in the Western press. If Putin were ever pressured out of office and Berezovsky could get back at the trough in Russia, his P.R. The proliferation of false stories about Putin harms America by giving the public an erroneous view of an important geopolitical player.3 months ago The American Conservative
and that "the holy mother Eloïse has just aborted the embryo of Jesus on the altar of the Madeleine." But according to the ECHR, you can commit the ultimate blasphemy on the altar of a Catholic Church, during the liturgy, and it's protected speech. Who will fight and die for the right of feminists to simulate aborting Jesus on the altar of a Catholic Church at Christmas? We Christians in the West today desperately need to prepare ourselves as Father Kolakovic prepared the young Christians of Slovakia! If you have your church group or student group reading it together, click here for a free, downloadable study guide.3 months ago The American Conservative
Dandrieu argues that Catholicism is succumbing to the temptation of Babel that Benedict XVI—whose message was more multifaceted than Francis’s globalist messianism—warned against. I remain of the view that after 1945, the Catholic Church began to drift into political romanticism. While the great philosopher cannot tell us what political institutions we should build, explains Dandrieu, he allows us to see through the aberrations of contemporary political ideals. One has to agree that a sharp turn toward realism is an urgent task for the Catholic Church. It is about time to restore Catholicism to its authentic form: Roman, not Romantic.7 days ago The American Conservative
He was among the first to implore conservatives to abandon the Conservative Party, rightly observing that it began as an outfit for getting the sons of gentlemen into political office and was utterly bereft of any principles. Many of our great institutions have spruced up their facade: parts of London have in recent years been greatly tarted up. In truth, there has been no conservative party in this country for many decades. ‘For Dickens and Wordsworth, for the great cathedrals and parish churches which express, without words, the truth about us. Exciting trade deals with the Far East and the tangy flavour of chlorine-washed chicken.’The grand pessimist’s words are depressingly hard to deny.2 months ago The Conservative Woman
This document provides a fascinating insight into the values and high standards required of the youth of the inter-war years. Yet it was confident, self-reliant individuals of that generation who comprised the Armed Forces that saved Western civilisation. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/christmas/2022/12/03/when-think-now-suicidal-forgotten-spitfire-heroes-ww2/How was my father academically and personally successful with a delayed reading age, a fractured education and absent parents? They were encouraged to follow great men, great changes, great events and the broad movements of the general life. It is possible that along the way some caring teacher took hold of my father’s education and spurred him on.27 days ago The Conservative Woman
At which point, Conservative poll ratings perhaps rise to the low 30s. Conservative members may not grasp the extent to which their party is becoming a joke – here and abroad. The very word “conservative” risks becoming unmentionable in polite society (indeed, in any kind of society at all). The thought occurs that maybe the Conservative Party no longer cares. Conservative MPs, peers, donors, hacks and activists caper owards an open grave, with Death himself – sorry, Johnson – leading the procession.3 months ago Conservative Home