Category: Politics and Society

Now and Then

Now and then there is an excellent piece of news that doesn’t make headlines but deserves to be passed on if only because it will bring a smile of satisfaction to more than a few if they haven’t heard it … Continue reading

‘A New Europe is Born’

It is wonderful when you look forward in eager anticipation to an event and then have your expectations fulfilled by it. It was like that for those, including this writer, who expected the results of the May 26 elections for … Continue reading

A Wonderful Moment in Time

The twentieth century was dominated by three political systems, communism, fascism and liberal democracy. There had been a fourth, monarchy, at the century’s beginning, but it was undone by World War I, at least as a form of government in … Continue reading

Toward A Brighter Future

When histories of the twenty-first century are written an event taking place this month, May, 2019, will be seen as signaling the rebirth of historical Europe (as contrasted with the so-called European project, which is to speak of the secular … Continue reading

Forces of God and UnGod

We hear incessantly these days that the nation is divided, as indeed it is. However, we never hear about the division that matters most in the long run. It is not the division between conservatives and liberals (much less the … Continue reading

Deus Vult!

In 1095 Pope Urban II journeyed to his native France and to an assembly of Church dignitaries and Frankish knights gathered in a field outside the town of Clermont. There, he preached the First Crusade to liberate the Holy Land … Continue reading