International Affairs

Who Can Save Europe’s Jews? Only Its Christians.

This essay is a response by EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel to Robert Wistrich’s recent analysis of rising anti-Semitism in France. The deracination of Europe—which Robert Wistrich accurately limns

‘Intermission’ in Ukraine?

The Economist’s Kyiv correspondent recently described the current phase of the Maidan revolution in Ukraine and the Russian war against that country — nearly two weeks after a “truce” but

Regensburg Vindicated

On the evening of Sept. 12, 2006, my wife and I were dining in Cracow with Polish friends when an agitated Italian Vaticanista (pardon the redundancy in adjectives) called, demanding

Ronald Reagan: Cold Warrior and Nuclear Abolitionist

In recent years, as scholars have explored Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy with greater access to primary-source documents, something utterly baffling to the conventional wisdom of his time (and ours) has

The Lethality of the Big Lie

Cracow — Several years ago, a bright young Polish law student in the Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society (the crash course in Catholic social doctrine I lead here every July) asked one

An Eminent Distortion of History

As the world marked the silver anniversary of the Polish elections of June 1989, which eventually brought to power the first non-communist Polish prime minister since the Second World War,

‘The Bear Is Loose’

Cracow — According to the July 11 Washington Post, aides to President Obama are using a Twitter account with the moniker #TheBearIsLoose to drum up trade for the president’s current magical mystery tour. Here,

An Open Letter to the Patriarch of Moscow

His Holiness, Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Danilov Monastery 115191 Moscow RUSSIA Your Holiness: Grace and peace in our Lord Jesus Christ. Remembering with pleasure our meeting in

The Maidan and the West

This is the prepared text of remarks Mr. Weigel delivered on June 11, 2014, at the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington, D.C., where he was awarded the Lithuanian Diplomacy Star by the

John Paul and Francis at Yad Vashem

As that familiar parody of bad fiction has it, “it was a dark and stormy night”—March 21, 2000, to be precise—when I made my way from the Jerusalem Hilton to


The first fifteen minutes of Saving Private Ryan and the jump sequence in the second episode of Band of Brothers are vivid reminders of the extraordinary courage displayed on D-Day, seventy years ago. When

An Archbishop of Destiny

When we first met in April 2011, what initially impressed me about Sviatoslav Shevchuk was his almost preternatural calm: which was striking, in that, less than a month before and

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