ON MONDAY, National Post’s Full Comment contributor Conrad Black (“An unhappy civilization, but not one in ‘decline’”) produced Oswald Spengler in support of an effort to reject the notion of a Western decline. In doing so, he reasserted elements of Spengler’s conservative nationalism, proposing that Canada shed its “outworn reluctant attitudes about leading in the world” to assume its rightful place at the forefront of nations, and advancing along the way a piece of Chauvinism it is my present intention to scrutinize.
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Tagged Andrey Sheptytsky, Atheism, atheists, Charles Francis Atkinson, Diarmaid MacCulloch, Martin Bonhoeffer, Nazi Germany, Nazism, Oswald Spengler, Richard J. Evans, The Great Gatsby, Weimar Republic
IN OUR AGE of traffic congestion and global terrorism, we’ve forgotten the time in which the prospect of travel by automobile or airplane summoned notions of luxury and elegance. The author Peter Pigott, who has produced a number of books on these and other modes of transport, rehearses in his “Royal Transport: An Inside Look at The History of British Royal Travel” the long and intimate relationship of British royalty to the Canadian made McLaughlin-Buick — one of which is soon to be auctioned in the United Kingdom.
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Tagged Edward VIII, F. Scott Fitzgerald, General Motors, George V, McLaughlin-Buick, Peter Pigott, Robert McLaughlin, The Great Gatsby, Wallis Simpson, William Durant