‘The West Must Restore a Sense of the Sacred’

Atlas and St. Patrick´s Cathedral at Rockefeller Center. New York City. New York. United States

My essay on the New Nationalism and the sense of the sacred in the West appears in the December/January issue of Standpoint Magazine, the UK monthly edited by Daniel Johnson.

Some extracts appear below. Read the whole essay here.

The New Nationalists emerged in response to specific irritations: EU meddling in the UK, hollowed-out manufacturing and surging immigration in the U.S., the migrant wave in Germany, and so forth. But there is a deeper motivation for the nationalist resurgence. This could be seen in November in Poland, when 60,000 nationalist marchers paraded through Warsaw, many under signs declaring, “We want God!” Polish nationalism contains chauvinist and anti-Semitic elements at its fringes, to be sure, but the religious fibre that set Poland in opposition to the Soviet Union is not entirely attenuated.

  • It’s not “New Nationalism”. It’s simply boring old regular “Nationalism”, that recognizes the sovereignty of the Nation-State, National borders, etc. the way we always have, forever and ever amen. It’s the boring old innocuous Nationalism that International bodies such as the United Nations was founded on back in 1948.

    Until the fascist Left snuck through the back door and suddenly decided, “Borders are racist, and Nations and peoples don’t have the right to self-determination anymore, and we decided that everybody has to submit to Global Governance now. Because we said so”.

    • Well said Ricardo, the left are pan icing, they realize their agenda is being unraveled, hence nationalists are Nazis.