The Fleming Foundation Cultural Commentary


Wednesday’s Child: Letter from London

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


Gregory La Cava–“The Best Mind in Hollywood”

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.


The Rise and Fall of Marriage in the Christian Age Properties of Blood, Part II, chapter 3  

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.


Trump, Angel Families And Illegal-Alien Crime

The Donald’s timing was perfect given the hysterics about children “separated” from border-jumping parents, not least the media’s lie about the little girl in the photograph. On Friday, he reminded the worthies of the media and real Americans in the room that illegal aliens “permanently separate” too many Americans from their families by killing them.