Weekend Reading #5


Over at The Lamp Magazine, Peter Hitchens reflects on the Christian background of the British (and European) monarchy and why it inevitably is a sign of contradiction to all moderns.

Mark Granza interviews Darren Beattie about the next stage of Populism in IM-1776.

Stone Age Herbalist discusses the metaphysics that underlay the Aztec’s justification of human sacrifice and war at Grey Goose Chronicles.

In light of the EU’s designation of Hungary as an ‘electoral autocracy’ and ‘no longer a democracy’, Sohrab Ahmari’s latest essay in Compact, Orbán’s warning for Europe, is timely.

Weed is the new black. Leighton Woodhouse discusses Big Pharma and Tobacco’s interest in THC products in The Tablet, while William Pecknold muses over the capacity of Conservative Inc. ability to resist either their libertarian habits or their donor interests in Compact.

Lastly, Elbridge A. Colby outlines the moral argument of The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict at First Things, while Dimitri Simes outlines how the Ukraine War has accelerated Russia’s pivot to the East in The American Conservative.


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Roger
Roger
September 17, 2022 6:32 pm

Dimitri Simes outlines how the Ukraine War has accelerated Russia’s pivot to the East in The American Conservative.

As I mentioned on the OT yesterday, Xi & Putin have vowed to increase the joint naval patrols in the Pacific which began last October, where they’ll inevitably be rubbing shoulders with our our navy and air force.

Bruce
Bruce
September 18, 2022 8:39 am

17 September, 1972.

Munich.

Olympic Village.

Something happened.

FIFTY years ago.

The duty grievance-mongers seem to have other priorities, these days.

NoFixedAddress
NoFixedAddress
September 19, 2022 3:25 am

Glory be, dover0beach,
I’m still getting through the weekday readings… lol

Thanks for the suggested readings though.

Always appreciate.

duncanm
duncanm
September 19, 2022 7:40 am

Sohrab Ahmari’s latest essay in Compact, Orbán’s warning for Europe, is timely.

Orban says a lot of fairly simple, obvious truths.

Why the rest of the EU is blind to them is a mystery.

Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
September 19, 2022 8:10 am

Also from Peter Hitchens:

a letter to a newspaper by Dennis Rolfe, who recalled ‘As a young lad, I stood in the Strand and watched the coronation procession of Queen Elizabeth II. The police and soldiers lining the route all faced the procession. It is a sad reflection of our times that now they all face the crowd’. I checked the archives and found that he was absolutely right. It seems to me to be a profound change which symbolises much that has gone amiss with us.

All the police and soldiers during the procession now faced the crowd. As we have seen over the last two years things have changed: as we the people are the great unwashed, the plebs who need to be managed, controlled, and depopulated.

Crossie
Crossie
September 19, 2022 8:25 am

duncanm says:
September 19, 2022 at 7:40 am
Sohrab Ahmari’s latest essay in Compact, Orbán’s warning for Europe, is timely.
Orban says a lot of fairly simple, obvious truths.

Why the rest of the EU is blind to them is a mystery.

Fascists are not very bright and never were, they are characterised by arrogance. From the looks of it their main philosophy is “might is right”. We will see how that works out this coming cold and “powerless” winter.

Wyndham Dix
Wyndham Dix
September 19, 2022 10:00 am

Judge Dredd, September 19, 2022 at 8:10 am

See also Churchill at 2’00” ff.

Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
September 19, 2022 10:48 am

Wyndham Dix, I think it shows how the people are treated and seen by those that rule over them. In the space of 50 years the Western rulers have gone from serving the people to hating and fearing the people. The civilization will not survive the next 50 years.

(for context here’s the Queen’s funeral procession: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKNXu5n70bs)

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