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The Little Guy and the Right
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The Little Guy and the Right

To judge from what is going on in Italy, the only major European country where populists are in power, right-wing populism works, but left-wing populism does not.

Populism, they tell us, is a meaningless word.

What else, after all,

Culture Wars!
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Culture Wars!

The bitter war of words that has taken place the best part of this past year between France and Italy culminated in the French government taking the extraordinary step of withdrawing its ambassador to Rome in February.

On one level,

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Brexit’s Bitter Irony

One of the easiest-to-diagnose symptoms of the existential crisis that is causing the decline and fall of Western civilization is the deepening disconnect between peoples and governments.

A perfect example is Britain, where in the 2016 Brexit referendum 17.4 million

Clashes of Cultures
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Clashes of Cultures

Events this past week in Paris remind me of my step-sister Amanda, Lady Harlech, who is usually described—much to her chagrin—as the “muse” of the 85-year-old gay kaiser of the fashion world, Karl Lagerfeld.

On Thursday—Thanksgiving Day in America—Lagerfeld switched

All the World’s a Migrant Utopia
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All the World’s a Migrant Utopia

The writing is at long last on the wall for a world-famous migrant utopia that was founded in a tiny medieval town overlooking the Ionian Sea.

It has been a con from start to finish.

The little town of Riace

The Patriot
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The Patriot

Italian journalists are forbidden these days from using the Italian word for foreign migrants who have stolen their way by subterfuge into Italy.

By controlling which words people can use you can control their thought.  It is a thoroughly fascist

Acts of God and Others
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Acts of God and Others

The collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa on the motorway that links Italy to Monte Carlo and the French Riviera reminds me of one of the great American novels: The Bridge of San Luis Rey.

Here’s my attempt

Fascism, Real and Imagined
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Fascism, Real and Imagined

A personal and national narrative of resistance to globalism

Twenty years ago I somehow managed to get my act together and get out of Paris, where I had haunted a cheap hotel for a year in the wake of the