Last Crusade Archive

Last Crusade: The Reality of Reality

Posted March 26, 2017 By John C Wright

Every age has its peccadilloes. In the modern age, blatantly to deny the obvious is our most obvious dishonesty. We live in the era of the unreal. I can only offer, as an observation, what the passage of decades and the observation of the doings of modern men from my viewpoint, first from a law […]

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Last Crusade: The Impartiality of Reason

Posted March 19, 2017 By John C Wright

The Last Crusade is the eternal war against all Hellish things. The visible parts of the war, fought with sword or spear, bullet or bomb, are but sorties of a larger siege that is fought, oddly enough, with prose and poem, with spirit and prayer. One matter where the Last Crusade must plant a banner […]

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The Last Crusade: the Majesty of Truth

Posted March 12, 2017 By John C Wright

A former column lists the nine principles held by all men of good will, for which the Last Crusade takes up the cross. We hold to the majesty of truth; the impartiality of reason; the objectivity of reality. We believe in the authority of virtue; the verity of beauty; the dignity of man; the equality […]

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Jonathan del Aroz has done us the honor of adding his own words to the Last Crusade: Last week, I popped into a gas station’s mini-mart and had a short conversation with the employee there. He was a really friendly older gentleman with an accent I couldn’t place, and I didn’t ask where he […]

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The Last Crusade: In The Kingdom of Witches

Posted March 3, 2017 By John C Wright

We are watching the towers of our civilization drowning in a rising tide of madness, and we wonder why none raises any effective dike against this unclean sea. We should not wonder. As we have seen in prior columns, the enemy of modern Western civilization in general, and of America in particular, is not animating […]

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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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