Tag Archives: War and Peace

Abusus non tollit usum

There is a story, perhaps untrue, about a public building that had all its fire extinguishers removed because it was esteemed that few people knew how to use them properly. It’s obviously better for the building to burn down and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

In Flanders Fields

This poem of John McCrae is well known and taught to children in schools. He wrote from the point of those who were killed in the Great War. It reflects a view of war that remained too romantic and early … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Ecclesial Cosmopolitanism

The older I grow, the more I see a convergence of issues and thoughts. I began to read an article by Pauline Kleingeld, who wrote another work on Novalis and his puzzling fragment Die Christenheit oder Europa. This article is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Dystopia

I have to admit that I often write from a worried point of view – about our future in the post-everything western world. I was particularly marked by studying Orwell’s 1984 for English literature at school – like most kids … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Christian publishing during the Occupation

After my last posting, one of my faithful commenters (David Llewellyn Dodds) jogged my mind, and I mentioned in my comment replying to his I am presently reading Alan Jacobs, The Year of Our Lord 1943. Christian Humanism in an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

If only….

I’m sure most of you know the classic film by Charlie Chaplin made in 1940. It is a caricature of the Hitler regime and there is the mistaken identity between the World War I veteran and Jewish barber and Adenoid … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Fascism and Nobility of Spirit

The following is a short article by Rob Riemen. After having nearly finished his second book To Fight Against This Age, I looked him up using Google, found his e-mail address and wrote to him asking him if he would … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Dead Rats

I have just received a new book I ordered, Rob Riemen, To Fight Against This Age, and began to read it in bed with the accompaniment of some music playing quietly on a little portable speaker under my pillow. The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

The Possessed

Not having written anything political since the third of this month, I have to say that the last couple of days have shaken me to the core. Two heads of state, for totally different reasons, are at the point of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

England on the Psychiatrist’s Couch

I have come across this intuitive article in the Guardian – The paranoid fantasy behind Brexit. Ironically, as I write this little posting, I am listening to a CD I have just bought of the choir of York Minister in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments