Where do we go when all the stories fail?

Where do we go when all the stories fail? All the stories are failing. Fewer and fewer want to go and sit in big, draughty buildings with high ceilings – no matter how beautifully fan-vaulted – to hear them anymore. The picture below shows the purpose-made wooden pews of the 12th century church of St…

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The Rape of Europe … learning from history

Last time the invading Muslims were on the verge of over-running Europe was in 1683, when Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire sent the following message to Leopold, King of Austria: “Primarily we order You to await Us in Your residence city of Vienna so that We can decapitate You… (…) We will exterminate You…

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A Call to the Grail Seekers

There was an article in the Financial Times recently with the take-away that we might as well give in and surrender to Islam because we don’t have any culture of our own in Europe worth preserving. It was written by one Gideon Rachman – for those who were around in the Sixties, the name of…

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