“Justice League” is the film we need, not the one we deserve

Justice League

Summary:  Few of the reviews, whether giving one or five stars, well describe Justice League. This brief spoiler-free review (nothing not seen in the trailers) explains why you should see it. If you have seen it, this highlights some points you might not have fully appreciated. Post your thoughts about it in the comments. This … Continue reading “Justice League” is the film we need, not the one we deserve

“Thor: Ragnarok” is a passionless apocalypse, but revealing

Summary: Thor: Ragnarok is a fun, shallow, passionless film. Good to fill an empty afternoon, but a waste of potentially great mythic material. Like all our blockbuster films, it provides a mirror in which we can more clearly see how the West is evolving. Thor: Ragnarok is a fun film. Like most recent blockbusters, the … Continue reading “Thor: Ragnarok” is a passionless apocalypse, but revealing

Strange perspectives on the challenges facing Europe

Open the EU's borders

Summary: Massive immigration, continuing today, has initiated large-scale changes to EU society. Here are some unconventional perspectives on these new challenges and Europe's responses. This is the third post in this series. “The health of a people comes only from its inner life — from the life of its soul and its spirit.” — Words on … Continue reading Strange perspectives on the challenges facing Europe

Warning of the coming “Strange Death of Europe”

EU flag burning on the ground

Summary: Immigration and loss of confidence in its culture and values. Either is survivable for Europe as a society. The combination might not be. Here is the Introduction from The Strange Death of Europe, a controversial book about one of the great stories of our time. This is the second in a series about this book. … Continue reading Warning of the coming “Strange Death of Europe”

Martin van Creveld: even in Hell, Hitler has news for us

Summary: Hitler in Hell is one of the most important books of the year. As America drifts to fascism, we must understand what happened to Germany. Books like this can help us avoid taking a dark path like they did. It can happen here, in some form.   The fall of Germany to fascism was … Continue reading Martin van Creveld: even in Hell, Hitler has news for us