Elijah Mvundura writes from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has graduate degrees in economic history, European history, and education.
With Silent Lips
America is a pragmatic, albeit imperfect, application of a apocalyptic vision—an application inadvertently set by the founding Anglo-Protestant settlers.
Nietzsche’s historic importance is in unmasking the Enlightenment hypocrisy or dishonesty of rejecting Christianity while retaining its moral and humanitarian values.
American Exceptionalism Examined
If Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859), the celebrated French author of Democracy in America, awakened in present-day America, he would likely be deeply shocked by the polarization, radicalism, and most of all the hostility between liberalism and religion.
The Reformation: An Apocalyptic Perspective
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), the self-described antichrist and disciple of the Greek god Dionysus, is undeniably one of Christianity’s bitterest philosophical enemies.
The Burden of Freedom
For the first liberty from which all modern liberties emanated is religious liberty, the freedom to worship God according to one’s conscience.
Slouching Toward Democratic Totalitarianism
Even a democracy can choose to give away basic freedoms.
Deformations of the Apocalypse
Modern freedoms, be they religious, economic, political, or individual, were elaborated as a retort to the medieval church-state’s authoritarianism; to its passion for unity that had all the intimations of modern totalitarianism.
Why the Jews?
Anti-Semitism is a historical enigma. Its origin in pagan antiquity, its evolution through the medieval…