Chronicles Magazine Europe

  • VIEWS

    Gelded Europeans

    Those who have the duty of teaching in the church and in civil society must always offer the genuine reasons for human conduct and use the rhetorical and odious comparison very sparingly.

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  • REVIEWS

    Picking Up the Pieces

    Great Britain is in trouble—politically, economically, and culturally—and Phillip Blond wants to change this. He blames both the political right and the left for having created an atomistic society in which all pursue self-interest to the...

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  • REVIEWS

    European Union

    Sometimes short books on great musicians markedly surpass longer ones. Aspects of Wagner, by British philosopher and ex-parliamentarian Bryan Magee, provides a much better guide in its 112 pages to the Master of Bayreuth than do most...

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  • Correspondence

    The European Waugh

    Auberon Waugh—Bron to his friends and enemies—inspired as much hate and contempt as he did love and admiration. Much the same was true of his father, the novelist Evelyn, but in real life the two men were very different, as those who knew them...

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    Russian Migrants

    President Dmitri Medvedev and Premier Vladimir Putin were confronted with violent protests after “Kavkaztsy” (natives of the volatile North Caucasus) killed Yegor Svidirov, a leading member of one of Russia’s unruly and often violent soccer fan...

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    Catching a Snake

    The Council of Europe published a report on December 15 that identifies Kosovo’s “prime minister” Hashim Thaçi as the boss of a “mafia-like” Albanian group specializing in smuggling weapons, drugs, people, and human organs all over Europe.

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