Stand By for a Cordial Discussion

A number of months ago, John Armstrong asked me if I would mind writing a response to a review of A Serrated Edge in one of his publications, and I agreed happily. After they published it, we would then do the same. Unfortunately, they were providentially hindered from publishing the exchange and so the other …

Preparing for the Crisis That Wasn’t

Y2K has not always been on everyone’s lips, but it is now. For years, those who had taken the responsibility of warning others were pretty lonely people. Now that we have very little time left, we have nearly universal awareness . . . and mounting consternation. In the midst of this, many pastors are wondering …

Outrages That Take Courage (in the Present) to Oppose

“The status of women in Islam is comparable to that of the human rights in Cuba: theoretically exalted if you subscribe to the theory, utterly deplorable in practice, and impolite to discuss frankly in the enlightened Western circles” (Serge Trifkovic, The Sword of the Prophet, p. 154).

More Intertwined Than Commonly Assumed

“In the end Marcus takes an oddly bifurcated view of Afro-American music—a view that is, unfortunately, quite prevalent today. On the one hand, he praised ‘black music’ as a source for rock ‘n’ roll, depicting Presley as the Prometheus who stole its spark, passing it to the white race as it languished in frigid Puritanism. …

Why the Jihadist Hates the West

“It is certainly not rock and roll music that he hates, as Orianna Fallci has noted, not the usual stereotypes like chewing-gum, hamburgers, Broadway, or Hollywood. The ‘tangible’ objects of that resentful hate are the skyscrapers, the science, the technology, the jumbo jets. Accustomed as the Westerners are to the double-cross, blinded as they are …

Wonder Why They Do That?

“Both friends and foes pay lip service to the ‘gospel’ contribution to rock ‘n’ roll, but when it comes to appreciating the larger cultural significance of the music, they join forces in forgetting all about religion. Instead they focus almost exclusively on sex—a focus that distorts both the music and its meaning” (Martha Bayles, Hole …