Sunday, August 31, 2008

German villages?

More evidence of historical affinities between European and Arab anti-semites.

In the City Journal, read also the latest Dalrymple.

Religious cleansing

Anti-Christian persecution in India.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


The interesting point about Sen. Obama's infamous vote in Illinois is not that IT was morally revoltING but that HE was not morally revoltED. We are in a time in which, deep down, everything is politically negotiable, Why? Because morality is not rooted in any form of knowledge, i.e. in reason. There is hope of redemption even for the most hardened criminal if he KNOWS his wretchedness. But today, one can be a very nice person (like Obama seems to be) and a perfect nihilist without even knowing it.

Friday, August 15, 2008


The thing about France is that it was the first country to develop a modern, post-Christian ideology: the myth of the "Grande Nation." As is well-known, ideology enables people to stomach much bigger bloodbaths.

Living big

People from New York will recognize something familiar in Mr. Melvyn Kohn (I mean, Mr. William Milliken Vanderbilt Kingsland).

Perpetual adolescents

Beside the silly slogan about "saving the males," Kathleen Parker has a few good points. What she misses is that our culture does not value fathers because it does not value (in fact, it rejects) the authoritative side of love. In this respect, we are the living proof of the fact that without authority there is no growing up to adulthood.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The opposite of "universitas"

Given that our society regards as the colleges' main task the training of the workforce (and this is what most students expect: to be prepared for a job), Charles Murray's proposal is not without merit. As long as one remembers that there are some things that cannot be certified by a CPA-type exam, and that without them there is no education of a human person, and thus no civilization. But does anyone care?