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.

8 thoughts on “Weekend Reading #5”

  1. 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.


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  2. 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.


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  3. 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.


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  4. 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.


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