Last Crusade Archive

The Last Crusade: Nine Principles

Posted February 25, 2017 By John C Wright

Let us say clearly, at the outset, who we are, for what we fight, and in whose name. Let us say what the enemy is, and why he says he fights, and then say why he truly fights. Who are we? We are those who accept the fundamental first principles of Western Civilization. For what […]

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THE LAST CRUSADE Losing by the Marquis of Queensberry Rules

Posted February 19, 2017 By John C Wright

Be not deceived.  The so-called Culture War has been a disaster for us, a series of failures with only the briefest moments of temporary victory, won at terrible cost. This is because the war is deeper than any matter of culture. It is an arm of an infinite struggle between angels and fallen angels, fought in […]

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The Last Crusade: The Kid Gloves are Going On

Posted February 12, 2017 By John C Wright

The following is a guest column  on the nature of honor and violence and its place in the Last Crusade. It is by C. J. P. Comstock:  Honor has been the butt of many jokes and of much unpleasant deconstructionism, a mere cosmetic application they say, for usual porcine behavior. Any modern academic of orthodox […]

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The Last Crusade: Rip van Con meets Ganymede

Posted February 7, 2017 By John C Wright

Much of what is said these days, either on politics or on any deep matter, is misunderstood. An unhealthy portion of this misunderstanding is willful, or due to sloth, or haste, or some other form of negligence. On my part, I wrote a column reporting the observation that Conservatism, being a political stance, could not meet with equal […]

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The Last Crusade: Rip van Con

Posted February 4, 2017 By John C Wright

One main reason why a Last Crusade must be called is that Conservatism, while perfectly sound when facing Commies in a Cold War, Nazis in a World War, or Slavers in a Civil War, has no defense to offer when the fascistic cultural Marxism seeps peacefully into the ivory tower, the theater, the press, the […]

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Last Crusade: Thoughts on Beauty

Posted January 29, 2017 By John C Wright

Thoughts on Beauty A guest post by Mike McDaniel Those of us fighting in the Last Crusade (which perhaps should be called the Ultimate Crusade) do battle for Beauty, amongst other things. But what is Beauty? This question came up recently, and I will do my humble best to address it. In aviation, we have […]

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The Last Crusade: By What Authority?

Posted January 28, 2017 By John C Wright

At first glance, and, indeed, even after repeated goggle-eyed staring, the idea of the Last Crusade being decreed by private voices seems absurd. The aim is so ambitious, the battlefield so wide, the issues so dire, and the foe so nigh omnipotent, that this absurdity is either insane or else it is inspired. A single […]

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And the Rage Within me Spoke

Posted January 26, 2017 By John C Wright

The Last Crusade, which, as of the time of this writing consists of myself and eight others, has already received criticism for being insufficiently pacifist. I assume such criticism is not meant to be taken seriously. It came from the Left, of course. Leftists do not remain silent when they have nothing to say. If […]

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From the Pen of Juan Donoso Cortes

Posted January 23, 2017 By John C Wright

A thought for today touching the Last Crusade: There is no man, let him be aware of it or not, who is not a combatant in this hot contest; no one who does not take an active part in the responsibility of the defeat or victory. The prisoner in his chains and the king on […]

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The Last Crusade: The Man in the Black Room

Posted January 22, 2017 By John C Wright

One who had volunteered to be a knight in the Last Crusade sends the following meditation on the battle before us. As an homage to one of my books, he places words in the dialog of Gilberec Moth, who is the fictional Last Crusader that inspired the reality which either you and I, dear reader, […]

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