The Strange Death of Europe – Part 4 – Christianity

So near. Yet so far.   In this final part of my review of Murray’s brilliant book we come to consider the heart of the matter. What can be done to stop Europe, as we know it, dying? Murray has a sort of answer but it is not nearly adequate enough. In part 1 we looked at the overall thesis of the book – that Europe … Continue reading The Strange Death of Europe – Part 4 – Christianity

LED 7 – The Talk of the Year; University Challenge; Swedish Fascists; The Month of Diana; The Racist Transgender Model; The Nashville Statement; Censoring Marco Rubio

  Light Engaging Darkness The Best Talk you will hear all Year –  Sunday was a really special day for me in lots of ways (Here is why) and the icing on the cake was this extraordinary talk from the philosopher Roger Scruton.   It is stunning. Even more so that it came on the BBC. If you do nothing else this week, grab yourself … Continue reading LED 7 – The Talk of the Year; University Challenge; Swedish Fascists; The Month of Diana; The Racist Transgender Model; The Nashville Statement; Censoring Marco Rubio

The Strange Death of Europe – 3 – Islam

“Atheists don’t fly planes into buildings” – it was a point delivered with all the certainty of a man who feels he has just delivered a killer blow to his opponent who was in this case, yours truly.   His ‘point’ repeated thousands of times on atheist and secularist websites and social media (from whence he had gathered this bon mot) was greeted with rapturous applause … Continue reading The Strange Death of Europe – 3 – Islam

The Strange Death of Europe – Part 2 – Immigration

Murray’s book is largely about immigration. A subject which is so wrapped in misunderstanding, political correctness and virtue signaling that it is almost impossible to discuss. Question immigration at all and you are automatically classed as a xenophobic quasi fascist who wants to expel all foreigners. If only we had open borders then we would live in paradise (or its sub-department the Nirvana known as … Continue reading The Strange Death of Europe – Part 2 – Immigration

Douglas Murray – The Strange Death of Europe – Part One – Meaningless Shallowness

I read a lot of books. Some are all time classics (Lord of the Rings, the Brothers Karamazov, Confessions of St Augustine), others are unknown but really helpful. I try to read books from a wide variety of authors, including those I know who will challenge my preconceptions and prejudices.   Some books confirm you in your views, others challenge them and occasionally there comes along … Continue reading Douglas Murray – The Strange Death of Europe – Part One – Meaningless Shallowness