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The Great Statesman: Enoch Powell’s Error!

That Enoch Powell was a genius is apparent to anyone who cares to examine his life for longer than it takes to pronounce the meaningless epithet “racist”. That he was the last true statesman in British politics, and perhaps the last this country will ever produce, is also eminently arguable. Almost the youngest person ever to be appointed a full professor at a Western university (second only to Friedrich Nietzsche), able to rise to the rank of brigadier in the British Army within six years of enlisting as a private,…

Christian Britain: Razing the Cross! Part 2

The Sea of Faith Was once, too, at the full, and round earth’s shore Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled. But now I only hear Its melancholy, long, withd rawing roar, Retreating, to the breath Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear And naked shingles of the world. When Matthew Arnold penned these words in 1851, many were the people listening to what seemed to be the “long, withdrawing roar” of God retreating from the world. And many, like him, were those who mourned this retreat, whether or not they were able…

Christian Britain: Razing The Cross! Part 1

This is a two-part series on the decline of Christianity in Britain, written by Jacob Williams. Christian Britain is our land of lost content. We may see it shining plain in our national memory, but never again will we walk its highways. The years since the 2011 Census have seen a spate of articles claiming that the long-term decline of the Christian faith in Britain has reached a tipping point, and questioning whether we are still “a Christian country”, in whatever sense we still were one in the dying days of the last…

2016: Car Crash On The Road To Liberty

One of the most extraordinary trends of the last year, which has been slow-burning for the last five or six, is the fracturing of liberalism. A long-lasting trope used to defend broadly conceived notions of political and social liberalism in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries was that, whatever its faults, it was at least harmless. Whatever flaws there may have been in the philosophy behind a liberal precept of “live and let live”—of some kind of neutrality between different moral standpoints—it was a safe bet…