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Christopher Hitchens Dead at 62

Glória in excélsis Deo. The life-long, unrepentant Trotskyist polemicist and warmongering atheist known as Christopher Hitchens has died of esophageal cancer. Hitchens was a man of his time, an insignificant son of a World War Two British war criminal, who was catapulted to fame through his absolute hatred and intolerance of all things religious, while his […]

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The Dalai Lama: Not so special after all

As far as world religious leaders go, there are probably who are held in higher esteem by the Western media and Western intellectuals than the Dalai Lama.  His cause is given much sympathy in the West, with numerous Hollywood celebrities and academics joining together to promote the independence of the mountain kingdom.  Having been a […]

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Tradition, Antitradition and Countertradition

Most people who are familiar with the giants of the Traditionalist school such as Julius Evola or Rene Guénon understand what is meant by Tradition according to these authors.  In this context, “tradition” has a meaning which is far removed from mere custom or folklore.  Instead, “Tradition” takes on the facets of something which is […]

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The Necessity of Authentic Spirituality

Bound to the Will of The Most Gracious             It is not odd to feel alienated today.  In fact, the rates of alienation are increasing.  We are separated more than ever from our surroundings, from the people in our lives, from our work, and in some cases are barred from truly experiencing emotions: we have […]

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How Liberal Westerners Distort Buddhism

In societies which hold the individual as the focus of ideological progress, many people become excited at the idea of becoming “different” or more “original.” Westerners tend to cherish individuality to the point of rebellion, attempting to stand out and draw attention to themselves by their lifestyle, clothing, hairstyles, or adoptive cultural tendencies. In the […]

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The trouble with Irshad Manji

Among critics of Islam, there few voices more prominent than the revisionist Irshad Manji.  Calling herself a “refuseniks,” Manji has been praised in the media, along other radical feminists such as Wafa Sultan and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, for their virulent denunciations of Islam and Muhammad.  Western pundits praise Manji for her “bravery,” and portray her […]

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Activism and modern “spirituality”

It is a known fact that there are many causes that are quite popular among the liberal bourgeoisie, who, in reality, have little understanding of the causes they are supporting.  In March of 2009, this especially came to be seen in Berekley, a city known for its liberal political views.  During that period, protesters gathered […]

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