Last night I went to see the filmed version of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s current production of Macbeth. It was not the best nor the worst production that I have seen of this great drama. When the play finished...
Betty and Robert are a young American couple living in a small town of Indiana. She works for a NGO while he has a job in a community hospital. They are not religious, let alone creationists. However, they are highly committed...
Oswald Spengler’s The Decline of the West (Der Untergang des Abendlandes), which was published a century ago, in the summer of 1918 became an instant literary sensation. It spoke to the sense of disenchantment that prevailed throughout Europe. It...
Now and again I find myself thinking ‘either the world has gone mad or I am going crazy. Such was my reaction back in May, when I read an article about Australian ‘sexuality expert’ Deanne Carson, who argued that...
Unlike the 19th century Kulturkampf associated with the name of Bismarck, those of today appear over apparently very small- outwardly non-political battles. They often focus on differences of opinion about the nature of family life, how children should be...
In recent years the Culture War in Europe has touched on a variety of different issues; the role of religion, the meaning and status of the family, multiculturalism, the role of Islam in Europe, attitudes towards sex, euthanasia and...
In recent years the moral authority of the European Union (EU) has been frequently called into question. Today it is the coalition of Italian political parties, who are about to form a government, who are critical of the behaviour...
The human condition of loneliness has been of interest to theologians, philosophers and social commentators since the beginning of time. The bible is full of references to the experience of being and feeling alone. No sooner did God create...
On June 5th, the presidency of the UN General Assembly, composed of 193 countries, will be elected for its 73rd session. This is an important job, because it can influence the eyes and even the actions of this organization...
First of all commiserations to my Spanish readers. The defeat of the Spanish side by the Russian team in the World Cup demonstrates yet again that it is not always the most skilled team that wins on the day. Nor...