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Letter from England

April 21, 2020
Author: Ralph Berry

Boredom is setting in.  I turned over without reading the first 12 pages of the Telegraph yesterday, before coming at p.13 to something that interested me (on Macron).  I simply can’t take the repetitive drivel with which the reporters and columnists meet their quota.  It must feel like the Gabelle. On TV, my regular habit… Read More

Beyond Originalism

April 20, 2020
Author: Chilton Williamson

An excellent essay by Jonathan Culbreath (“In Defense of ‘Common Good’ Constitutionalism”) that appeared in Crisis Magazine last week sent me to its subject–“Beyond Orginalism” by Adrian Vermeule, published in The Atlantic’s issue dated 31 March, 2020—that I should otherwise almost certainly have missed. Professor Vermeule, a Catholic, is Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard;… Read More

The Invasion of the Plague Bearers

April 18, 2020
Author: Ralph Berry

  The Austrians used to say that the situation is ‘hopeless, but not serious’.  Covid-19 leaves people stranded in mid-adjectives.  If Central America goes on the march, with untold numbers fleeing the pandemic and taking their troubles to the gates of America, then the outlook is bleak indeed.  The point is coming when the West… Read More

“Just Let the West Do It!” (Postscript to “The Next Wave”)

April 16, 2020
Author: Chilton Williamson

The inevitable argument is already being made that the price Europe will need to pay in order to save herself from being overrun by African refugees from the pandemic is massive shipments of medical supplies south of the Mediterranean and huge diversions of financial aid there.  So far, no suggestions are heard as to where the Europeans… Read More

The Next Wave


Author: Chilton Williamson

  China may be facing a second wave of viral infection. In one or two European countries, patients thought to have been cured of the coronavirus appear either to have become reinfected or—what is more alarming—to have relapsed after having thrown off the virus the first time. There is also concern around the world that… Read More