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Politicians CAN Change

October 1, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

Journalists, notably H.L. Mencken, used to complain that ninety-nine percent of American politicians, ninety-nine percent of the time, had the habit–deplorable in a democracy–of giving speeches in which they said precisely nothing. Today, at the end of the second decade of the 21stcentury, politicians—like children–will say absolutely anything, as we’ve learned over the past summer as… Read More

Pensée

September 28, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

Pensée The left never forgets what it views as an outrage, nor forgives what it feels as an injury. It has the memory of the elephant, without his intelligence. 28 September 2019

More Conservative than Thou

September 27, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

Someone has sent me a link to a recent article in the Washington Postby George F. Will, the noted columnist and Puritan atheist divine. It was kind of him, but misguided. The title of the piece is “‘National conservative’ policies are full of oxymorons.” Will’s complaint (he complains a lot) is that “national conservatives,” including Tucker… Read More

The Liberal Church in Arms

September 26, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

Evelyn Waugh characterized the Second World War as the modern age in arms. What we currently observe in “the Anglosphere” –as the French call it—in Washington and Westminster is the church of liberalism in arms. On the American side of the Atlantic, it is at war with President Trump; on the European one, with Brexit…. Read More

Écrasez l’infâme!

September 25, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

Voltaire’s infamous summons, considered a thrilling call to battle two centuries and a half ago, was at least more stimulating than his rather incompetent and very dull little novel Candide,  read today by almost no one though the Bernstein opera is occasionally resurrected. For Voltaire, “l’infâme”was the Church of Rome and the civilization to which it… Read More