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A century after the Armistice

I’m just old enough to remember when my elders still called November 11 "Armistice Day:" the armistice in question that which stopped the shooting in the Great War.

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The Great War's Great Failure

Monday November 11, 2018 marked 100 years since the guns fell silent to stop the catastrophe of mud and futility that was the First World War. It was the end, too, of Europe's game of thrones and the fall of Christendom's altars.

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The art of taking offence

I was brought up to believe that you should never give offence if you can avoid it; the new culture tells us that you should always take offence if you can.

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What "Dark Ages"

A review of "The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success" by Rodney Stark.

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Now that the hour is come

In these wistful autumnal days when the liturgical commemorations of All Saints and All Souls set the theme, that melody of "Nimrod" and the lines of Gerontius give a confused world a dose of reality. 

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