C.J Donoso

Total 13 Posts

Nihilism, Vitalism, and Christ

In order to escape the nihilism inherent in the modern world many have turned to vitalism. While vitalism has commendable aspects, without being grounded in Christianity it cannot ultimately transcend nihilism.

Identity Politics and Nominalism

A genuinely conservative response to identity politics must trace them back to their roots in nominalism, a concept that originated before the Enlightment.

Western Separation Begets Annexation

Western alienation is bubbling in Alberta, threatening to rip apart confederation and install a Western republic in Canadian territory. However, conservative separatists do not understand that leaving Canada behind means charting a path towards a much more sinister future.

Asabiyyah: Nationalism and Social Cohesion

People groups are shaped by the land they inhabit just as they shape it with their habitations. The climate, fertility and topography of an area all shape the character of its people.

The Incoherence of Individualism

Most modern liberal thought has its roots in Enlightenment philosophy: "I think, therefore I am". But can "I" think in a vacuum?

The Need For Conviction

The religious zealotry of Progressives is regarded by Conservatives with derision. But that passion is precisely what has propelled the former to power.

Conservatism: The Liberalism of Ten Years Past

In the conservative narrative of progress, liberals are the vanguard of inevitable historical change. In the liberal narrative, conservatives are speed bumps to be overcome.
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