Archive for the 'West' Category

Notes on the Antikythera mechanism and modernity

There is no need to present the Antikythera mechanism yet again. Enough has been published on the peculiarities of this remarkable wonder of Antiquity. In a few words, the mechanism, discovered by... Read More | Share

Solzhenitsyn as critic of Communism and Liberalism

In Invisible Allies, his tribute to those Russians who, at considerable risk to themselves, helped to further his work while he was under constant surveillance by the KGB, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn... Read More | Share

The modern economy: in freedom or in servitude?

We are often told by apologists of modern civilization that we are now living in a wealthier and more educated society than was the case at the beginning of the 20th century. The... Read More | Share

Charlemagne and Europe

A lecture by Jinty (Janet) Nelson, given at Carlton House Terrace, London, on November 12, 2013. ... Read More | Share

Europe, from Charlemagne to the Treaty of Rome

Three talks on Europe, France Culture, May 5th, 6th, 7th, 2014 (in French): 1/3, The Treaty of Rome: 2/3,... Read More | Share

The West and the march to progress

The notion of progress is one that could very well characterize how modernity thinks of itself.  Theoretically, this concept goes back to the development in the sciences of the notion of... Read More | Share