Joseph Pearce and the ‘Boromir’ Option

The Imaginative Conservative, Joseph Pearce: In a recent essay for the Imaginative Conservative I wrote about what I called the Mercutio Option, based on the character in Romeo & Juliet who cursed both the warring factions in Verona, the Capulets and the Montagues, suggesting that, like Shakespeare’s character, we should refuse to choose between the twin evils of radical Islam and radical relativism. The essay elicited a response from some people suggesting that we had to choose sides, and that we needed to choose the anti-Islamic side, even suggesting that we should condone, or at least not condemn, acts of terrorism if they are carried out against Muslims. This set me thinking about another option that we are being tempted to take, and that is the Boromir option. Full article is here.