The most important issue in Western Europe is that of national consciousness. News commentators and academics have distanced themselves too often from or have failed to defend the foundations of Western civilisation.
In 1931 this was not yet the case. Winston Churchill in February of that year said: “It is this union of past and present, of tradition and progress, this golden chain, never yet broken, because no undue strain is placed upon it, that has constituted the peculiar merit and sovereign quality of English national life.”
One of my favourite commentators on this issue is Douglas Murray. He is one of the few public intellectuals whom is willing and able to defend both the right of European people to have a place they call home and the great accomplishments of the European peoples.
The constant battering of Western civilisation and a fetish for that which can be called “exotic”…
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