Spengler hits his usual note about the dullness of European civilization, post-nationalism: the tribes of Europe had their folly baked into the cake of their culture during the dark ages. In his view, Isidore of Seville and Gregory of Tours are the “Bialistock and Bloom” of Europe, inflating these upjumped Germanics with the desire to… Read More Why Do Europeans Hate Jews? Who Cares?
A provacative reversal of conventional wisdom, discussed by John O’Sullivan in a long-but-worthwhile article at National Review. Kimball raises the question of whether cultural, psychological, artistic, and social movements were, not the consequences of the Great War, but instead among its causes. Without going overboard on this — since the upsetting of Europe’s balance of… Read More Did World War 1 Cause the Collapse of European Values? Or was it the Other Way Around?