David Solway

The Scourge of Fatherlessness and the Death of God

If God is dead, all things are permitted. —Ivan Karamazov in The Brothers Karamazov   There is a father absence crisis in society, observes the National Fatherhood Initiative. “According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.3 million children, 1 in 4, live without a biological, step, or adoptive father in the home,” it reports. This is generating a …

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An Uncivil War

Left-wing thinking effectively blanks out the real distinctions between representative government and totalitarian dictatorship. – Roger Scruton, Fools, Frauds and Firebrands   There is a growing consensus among conservative writers and many individual citizens that America has descended into a condition of virtual civil war. It is not, or not yet, characterized by military confrontations …

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Riots? What Riots? Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Everyone knows that America is now aflame with widespread riots protesting—or in all too many instances, ostensibly protesting—the death of George Floyd in police custody. As Floyd was black, the rioting, looting, vandalism, destruction of property, defacing of historical monuments and multiple homicides are regarded as a reaction to police violence and institutional racism. As …

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