When leftist lawyer Alan Dershowitz briefly complained in The Hill that his beach buddies on Martha’s Vineyard shunned him for supporting the civil liberties of President Trump, the left got a good belly laugh. One infers that liberals thought Dershowitz got what he deserved when a woman threatened to stab him through the heart.
The Fleming Foundation Cultural Commentary
I don’t think anyone else spotted why President Trump picked Singapore for his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Any number of places could have been picked, in Asia or elsewhere. But here’s the key: Singapore, like North Korea, is run by a dynasty, the Lee family. Lee Kwan Yew operated Singapore as boss from after independence in 1965 until 1990.
Philippe would not be the last King of France to violate his marriage vows—so hard it was and is for the Church to enforce Christian marriage on the rich and powerful. Nonetheless, the papacy had scored a major victory, and future kings would not be able to repudiate their wives and marry their mistresses ad libitum—or ad libidinem. Between Philippe’s marital woes and the first divorce of Henry VIII, the Christian ideal of marriage, while it might be circumvented by kings and emperors, could not be entirely disregarded.
I usually criticize what’s going on in America. And there’s no question our problems still could overwhelm us. But for Independence Day 2018, here are 10 Good Things:
I was here for a single weekend, most of it spent outside London at a friend’s house in Hampshire – gin-and-tonics on the lawn, roast lamb on Sunday, a parade of wellington boots in the room adjoining the kitchen, in short, English country life at its most recognizable – but an evening in London did the devil’s work of adumbrating the shape of evil
Chef Garret, in the first podcast of a series, explains the fundamentals of a classic Italian dish that is simple in conception but far from simple in execution.
Then, in 1936, comes My Man Godfrey, a romantic comedy of near-Shakespearean richness that turns around speculator-turned-bum-turned-butler Godfrey Parke. My touchstones of comparison are As You Like It, Measure for Measure, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, all of which resonate in this marvelous movie.
In the Revolutionary regimes that emerged in the 19th century, in both Europe and North America, marriage and family have been enslaved and corrupted by government confiscation of their authority. By contrast, the breakdown of Roman order forced our barbarian ancestors to rely on family and kinship. However, the barbarians did their best to resist Christian morality.