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Peter Strzelecki Rieth

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Michał Krupa and Dr. Malloch (on left) at Jasna Góra Editor's Note: Contributor Peter S. Rieth has transcribed below his interview with Michal Krupa, the deputy director of the Polish National Party, concerning relations among Poland,...
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Real Europeans see history as a battle: first, to organize human life in accordance with national and popular principles, with traditions and habits; and second, not to be ruled by even the most perfect ideas thought up by foreigners...
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To save itself, Western Europe must flood itself with the vitality of Eastern European culture. The alternative is that Western Europe will continue to wither away and die... 'The Slav Epic' cycle No.18: 'The Oath...
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Pope Francis believes the remedy for Europe's woes is a return to its humanist Christian cultural core. It is a noble vision, but one wonders to what extent it is realistic... Editor's Note: Pope...
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Poland is ruled by the same sort of people who brought her to ruin in 1939, and if they do not change course soon, Poland will be forgotten and cease to exist... This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This...
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The citizen and the legal immigrant are superior; the non-citizen and the illegal immigrant are inferior. To view the two as equals is the definition of national suicide... As one of many Americans whose citizenship is...
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To ask boys and girls to read Tom Sawyer nowadays may be perceived as cruelty to children. To ask adults to take the book seriously is to risk being called a racist. As with most liberal learning, Tom Sawyer is slowly being relegated to university studies. This...
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What FDR called “the conception of Americanism” is far more important than the conception of “conservatism” or “liberalism”—and it is this same conception that President Donald Trump carries into office with him now... Conservatism, being a...
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"Being German," wrote Thomas Mann, "means culture, soul, freedom, art and not civilization, society, the right to vote." Following the collapse of Europe in 1945, a new Germany has risen from the rubble of Europe’s historic capitals and...
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The young woman closed her eyes on the night just prior to her wedding and found herself being addressed by Mary, the Mother of God. The young woman was promised a wedding in a red dress. She dutifully and...
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To understand the result of the British referendum to leave the European Union it is enough to read the US Supreme Court decision, issued on the same day as the British referendum. The Court's decision is a classic...
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The conservative, by definition, is an opponent of utopia and utopianism. His bedrock is tradition. His thought, though certainly abstract by the practical standards of capitalist democracy, is rooted in history and recognizes that even if it were...
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"The patriotic Englishman is largely unconscious that about three quarters of his native prejudices were taught to him by a German spy," recounts G.K. Chesterton in his introduction to Charles Sarolea’s Letters from Poland. Along the same...
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Russell Kirk did more than any American in the twentieth century to revive and refine British conservative thought and make it relevent to the political challenges facing both the United States of America and the world....