The West

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The End of Progress and the Last Struggle

The Decline of the West Heralds Its Rebirth

The Birth of Venus, painting by Sandro Botticelli, 1480-1490.

This essay explores the human side of the world order and encourages the West to preserve itself.

Since the European colonial era, globalization opened the world markets to Western consumption and technology. But because Western populations, partly by external pressure, are ageing, stagnating or even shrinking, in the 21st century, thanks to modern means of communication and transportation, the world’s poor are getting ready to move to the West with tens of millions at a time. The economies of their homelands in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East prove not to be able to provide their explosively growing populations with a meaningful future.

The Reinvention of Slavery

How Elites Will Solve the Global Energy Crisis

Karol Franks | CC BY-NC-ND

As the world runs out of fossil fuel, sooner or later, formerly cheap energy will inevitably become expensive. The cost to extract one barrel of crude oil has been rising for decades. But rather than causing collapse, the transition from cheap to expensive energy forces energy-hungry civilizations like the West to increasingly rely on human labor. This process of replacing fuel with people is already underway; it is what drives mass migration from poorer to richer nations...

Why We Fight Islam

Paris by Moyan Brenn | CC BY

After the 9/11 attacks, President Bush assured the world that America was not at war with Islam. But the Paris Charlie Hebdo shootings showed that Islamic terrorism is at war with the world. Rooted in traditionalism, Islam despises freedom, stifles progress and buries critical thought. Islamic doctrine rejects everything that Europe and the West have built up over the past three thousand years. Islam is not a religion, but an oppressive ideology posing as one. We owe it to history to defend the future...