I was startled to see the headline, “The Old South shall rise again.” It led to an article by conservative Victor Davis Hanson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford. He makes the argument the the Confederate economic model – a tiny elite controlling vast wealth and power – has been resurrected by Silicon Valley.
Britain and the EU are facing a very cold, very hard winter – thanks to Vladimir Putin and his response to the economic sanctions over the Ukraine war. Allister Heath at The Telegraph says that the energy sanctions are pushing Britain and the UK toward economic meltdown and socialism.
Ben Felsenburg at The Critic Magazine writes about the Yiddish writer and Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer, and he wonders what Singer would have made of today’s ideological edicts in publishing, the arts, politics, and culture in general.
More Good Reads
The Bible in English – Stephen Nichols at Ligonier.
C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and the Inklings: Telling Stories to Save Lives – Rachel Lu at America Magazine.
The Hope, Heart, and Habits of Your Legacy – Dan Reiland.
When You Hear of a Scandal – Darryl Dash at DashHouse.
Can Love Take Sides? – Wendell Berry at Plough.
What’s on with Ukraine’s new school syllabus – Svitlana Morenets at The Spectator.
Closed Libraries and Fading Light: On Life in Kyiv, August 2022 – Myroslav Laiuk at Literary Hub.
Two Cornhill Churches – St. Peter and St. Michael – A London Inheritance.
Writing and Literature
All Things Are Possible: The Eternal Youth of Flaubert’s Writing – Mario Vargas Llosa at Literary Hub.
Reading Flannery O’Connor under quarantine – H.W. Crocker III at The Spectator.
Threnody for a Good Man – Jake Meador at Mere Orthodoxy.
Life and Culture
“I Don’t Want American Kids;” The Real Reason Parents Are Suddenly Choosing Language Immersion Schools – Abigail Schrier at The Tooth Fairy.
Bromides of the expert class: Question intellectual authority – David Polansky at The Critic Magazine.
The Fall of ‘Nature’ – Bo Weingard at Quillette.
Television’s boundary-smashing pioneer turns 100 – Albert Mohler.
Panic – Jake Meador at Mere Orthodoxy.
Preparing for Winter – Paul Kingsnorth at The Abbey of Misrule.
Sedition – Curtis Yarvin at Imperil Melodies.
Crescendo – The Piano Guys
Painting: Reading Boy, oil on canvas by Eastman Johnson (1824-1906).