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Western civilisation and religion in a secular age
Can the Western civilisation be secular? Can religion and God be replaced by manmade alternatives like humanism and socialism? This essay traces the recent polls on this matter and looks …
Why many young Westerners hate Hitler but are unsure about Stalin? | Full Report
Orwell noted in 1944 that English intellectuals rejected Hitler at the cost of accepting Stalin. Hitler remains a symbol of evil and justly so. Stalin however, as a figure of …
China Today – The Economics and Geopolitics of the New National Socialists
How does the CCP treat its citizens and the neighbouring areas? Is the "economic miracle" really a miracle? These are some of the questions that this essay will seek to …
The Tiananmen Square Protests and Massacre of 1989
"[…] when two lines of martial law troops drove their tanks from either side into the square, they were going well over 60 miles an hour. Completely insane. At the …
A Century of Cries for Freedom in China
The context in which he Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989 must be viewed: China has over 100 years of history of pro-freedom protests…
Celebrating 100 Years of Chinese Communist Party by Commemorating China’s Freedom Fighters
Today I am launching a new page of this website, part of the Project 1989. As the title of this blog suggests, the page is dedicated to the events that …
The Butoh Dance: From Rebellion to Tradition in Japan
The interesting birth of Japanese butoh dance, its link to Yukio Mishima's work and the important role of tradition in maintaining alive our unique identity in order to create the …
Hardcore Posers
"Grimes might have made an innocent joke that attracted the attention of newspapers and the social media crowds, but the prank was an echo of something much deeper among some …
Nostalgia
Nostalgia, or the aching to return home. This article explores this concept in-depth, starting with Tarkovsky's masterpiece, "Nostalghia"…
Courage: The Antidote To Our Times
The quality par excellence of the last man is equality: all of the last men are equal in their miserable mediocrity and cowardness…
I pull my own teeth out
This is the best non-satirical political satire you’ll ever read: the story of Joseph Stalin the university professor, not the communist dictator…
Elisabeta Rizea: The Woman Who Defied the Totalitarian Left
Elisabeta Rizea was tortured and put in prison by the communists for her political views. “They hanged me by my hair from a hook in the ceiling and pushed the …
The Life and Legacy of Sir Roger Scruton
Roger Scruton FBA FRSL (1944-2020) was a writer and philosopher who published more than forty books in philosophy, aesthetics, and politics…
What does “Wild” mean ?
“Wild and free”, “wild nature”, “into the wild”, “wild spirit”, “wild animal”, wilderness […] a world of overwhelming beauty that deeply speaks to each one of us…
Give your children meaningful names
It may not seem like much but naming your child with a name that has a story that inspires, a name which fits their energy, words that carry history…
Fear and Paranoia: Are Vaccine Passports a Danger to our Freedom?
As long as democracy functions, we should look to preserve and use all the mechanisms it offers to change those in position of power…
We all live in Edward Hopper’s paintings
Loneliness is wide spread in the modern world, affecting men and women of all ages. Despite having a lot more than any other civilisation, we have a lot less of …
The Function of Beauty
"Beauty helps us transcend the human condition, opening the doors of an unlimited and universal world of here and now"…
Five (short) lessons I took from 2020
Here are my five short lessons I took from 2020. I hope 2021 will be a better year for all of us.
On conspiracy theories
Conspiracies are not new phenomena – they have existed for centuries and touch on every aspect of society, from sciences to religion…