Neither Greece Nor Rome

BY STEWART SLATER Some time ago, back at the dawn of that Golden Age which will be known to historians as the Biden Administration, your humble correspondent penned an article outlining the societal challenges facing America which had led some to predict a range of outcomes from mass civil unrest to full-scale Civil War. But something nagged at the back of his mind. For all … Continue reading Neither Greece Nor Rome

Can the Last Man Restart History?

BY STEWART SLATER In one of those ironies of which history seems so fond, Francis Fukuyama’s The End of History and the Last Man celebrates its thirtieth anniversary just as war in Europe adds to the list of events which seem to invalidate its thesis. Like The Great Gatsby and the roaring twenties, or The Bonfire of the Vanities and the go-go eighties, Fukuyama’s work, … Continue reading Can the Last Man Restart History?

Never Forget, Never Again

BY GAVIN CHAMBERS On the 27th of January, I hosted an online event for Holocaust Memorial Day. The day itself is marked for remembrance not only of the Shoah, the attempted destruction of the Jews by Nazi Germany, but also for genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Former Yugoslavia and Darfur. The main point of concentration, however, was the Shoah. We had a rabbi give a talk and … Continue reading Never Forget, Never Again

In the Company of Gentlemen

BY STEPHEN PAX LEONARD The sky was tawny; the late afternoon frosty and brittle. The fields crunched as the shooting party of Byronic heroes walked across the spines of the hills enjoying some light-hearted repartee. Percy cum-Banter had spent the day on a shoot on the Scottish borders. Not one of those ghastly commercial shoots with appalling practices of burying birds at the end of … Continue reading In the Company of Gentlemen