A bridgehead is defined as “a strong position secured by an army inside enemy territory from which to advance or attack.” In today’s culture wars, a bridgehead of truth and common sense is exactly what we need. As Ronald Reagan once said, “When you’re outnumbered and surrounded and someone yells ‘charge,’ any way you’re facing…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Author’s Note: My first essay in this series on Russian Orthodoxy, covering the legendary arrival of the Apostle Andrew in Kiev to the Mongol invasion, was published last week. You can read The Bloody Baptism of Russia here. We arrived in Sergiyev Posad by train from Moscow, and snow was falling…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren In public, the Liberals are trying to blunt the fallout from their “abortion attestation” in the application requirements for the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Employment Minister Patty Hadju essentially admitted that the attestation, which she and Trudeau have defended in the face of nearly universal backlash, was problematic when she promised…Details
British author and commentator Peter Hitchens joins Jonathon Van Maren to discuss Russia, the West, and why war in Europe may be inevitable.
By Jonathon Van Maren One of the most fascinating—albeit ridiculous—components of the trans movement is the extent to which they’ve been able to sweep the movements that preceded it from their places of social prestige within the progressive hierarchy. The trans movement is, for example, at open war with the old guard feminist movement—after all,…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Over the weekend, I noted the weird characterization of Chick-Fil-A by a columnist in the New Yorker as “creepy” because of its “pervasive Christian traditionalism.” This is how societies polarize and tear apart: When there is no longer any common ground to meet on, and the “other,” whoever that might be,…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren I was in Eastern Europe recently, and one thing that struck me is the extent to which many people do not see Westerners as sinister, but simply as silly. While we engage in “pronoun wars” and our student activists howl about various imagined injustices committed against ever smaller and newer sexual…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren On March 27, CNN reported that an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor named Mireille Knoll was stabbed to death in her Paris apartment, which was then set on fire—officials believe the attack was motivated by anti-Semitism. As a ten-year-old girl, Knoll evaded the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942 that resulted in the Nazi-directed…Details
Obianuju Ekeocha, a Nigerian-born scientist who runs Culture of Life Africa, is a world-renowned pro-life activist. She joined Jonathon Van Maren to talk about her new book, Target Africa: Ideological Neo-colonialism of the Twenty-first Century.
The New Yorker says Chick-Fil-A in NYC is “creepy” because of its “pervasive Christian traditionalism”
By Jonathon Van Maren Every once in awhile, a column surfaces that starkly illustrates the Left’s contempt for those who disagree with them. Last month, it was a New York Times columnist writing that he couldn’t wait for his entire generation to die off so America could finally become the progressive paradise it was meant…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren As Canada’s euthanasia regime takes shape, suicide activists are already pushing to expand the categories of eligibility for killing. Nothing highlights this fact more starkly than a recent essay published in the Globe and Mail titled “Fight to the death: Why Canada’s physician-assisted suicide dying debate has only just begin,” penned…Details