Category: Cultural Decline | The American Spectator
Cultural Decline
by | Jul 19, 2020

George Floyd’s tragic death in police custody demands a return to individualism and the ideals that promote the inherent worth…

by | Jul 2, 2020

The fevered frenzy against public monuments has caused varied reactions. Among scholars, the main symptom is seemingly contagious dispassion. When…

by | Jul 1, 2020

If guilt were a vat of acid, then Western civilization is something that readily dissolves in acid. Maybe acidic guilt…

by | Jun 27, 2020

Most of us are the offspring of people who came here during the great waves of unrestricted European immigration between…

by | Jun 26, 2020

I In a dimly lit corner of Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum, amidst an impressive array of Buddhist art bequeathed to…

by | Jun 24, 2020

Tearing down statues has become the latest nihilistic pleasure in America. Never mind legal process, property ownership, and democratic decision….

by | Jun 16, 2020

I broke my ankle early in the coronavirus lockdown. So at least I’m locked down by something real; otherwise I…

by | Jun 13, 2020

History is a series of nights and days. Short days and protracted nights. — Nicolás Gómez Dávila I As the French…

by | May 19, 2020

I In the early days of the Wuhan plague, the Berlin daily newspaper Tagesspiegel warned its readers that the new…

by | May 8, 2020

The Han-era chronicler Ssu-ma Ch’ien, in his Records of the Grand Historian, recounted the considerable lengths to which unified China’s…

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