Memoirs of a daughter

Life has its difficult moments. For the past four years, my dad had been going through several health conditions that had been getting worse as time went by, including heart, pulmonary, and kidney malfunctions. Many times throughout those years our family’s life practically revolved around comings and goings to the hospital, and we felt hopeless […]

The New Role Of The Media

The New Role Of The Media, by Olavo de Carvalho As the media’s authority grows and its reliability decreases, its news function gives way to the spread of clichés and slogans in the service of the New World Order If the reader is one of those people who, before approving or disapproving, before hating or […]

A Memorable Failure

A Memorable Failure, by Olavo de Carvalho The Durban Conference was a farce and a trap. Its failure was the most logical, just, and healthy thing that has happened in international politics in recent years. The conference never honestly proposed to fight racism and discrimination, aiming instead to exalt those communities that have the opportunistic […]

Christmas meditation

If there is one obvious thing in the world, it is that Christianity is, in its origin, not a doctrine, but a narrative of miraculous facts. Jesus Himself makes this very clear in Matthew 11:1–6, when asked who He is: “Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind […]

Learning to Write

It is by reading that one learns how to write – that is the very type of synthetic formula which bears within it several truths, but that due to its recurring usage is taken, in the end, as having value on its own, like a fetish, empty of that valuable content which, in order to […]

Study Before You Speak

The shortest way to the destruction of democracy is fostering criminality through culture and subsequently trying to control it by disarming the civil population. The Brazilian left has consistently walked this double road for at least five decades, and they have always known exactly what the result would be: social chaos, followed by a toughening […]

What Does It Mean to Be a Socialist?

Socialism has killed over 100 million dissidents and spread terror, misery, and famine over one quarter of the Earth. All of the earthquakes, hurricanes, epidemics, tyrannies, and wars of the last four centuries combined have not produced such devastating effects. That is a sheer and simple fact, accessible to anyone who can look into The […]

Making Essential Information Available Again

One of the essential items of the Gramscian menu that now regulates the Brazilian mental diet is information control, which entails the suppression of all facts that could bring harm to the Communist revolutionary project. It took forty years of “occupation of spaces” (a Gramscian technical term) in newspapers editorial departments, publishing houses, and cultural […]

Weapons of Freedom

The most obvious thing about the analysis of history and society is that when a situation changes considerably, you can no longer describe it with the same concepts as before: in order to account for unheard-of facts, not classifiable under known categories, you have to create new concepts or perfect the old ones through criticism. […]

It Was a Disaster

No historian, no well-informed reader can conceive the great literature of the first half of the 20th century without the names of G.K. Chesterton, Léon Bloy, T.S. Eliot, François Mauriac, Julien Green, Flannery O’Connor, Georges Bernanos, Paul Claudel, Miguel de Unamuno, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Charles Péguy, Hugo von Hoffmansthal, Hermann Broch, […]


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