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*Image: John of Patmos Watches the Descent of New Jerusalem (“La Jérusalem céleste“) by Jean Bondol and Nicholas Bataille, 1377-1382 [Musée de la Tapisserie, Château d’Angers, Angers, France]

By David Warren, The Catholic Thing, June 17, 2022

David Warren is a former editor of the Idler magazine and columnist in Canadian newspapers. He has extensive experience in the Near and Far East. …


David WarrenThere is a poorly organized force, that opposes the latest “woke” ideology in America and the West. I use the term “ideology” to stress the abnormal.

One of the features of modern life is what it does to language. For the past century, at least, we have (collectively) made ourselves the victims of various schemes to introduce new or to alter old meanings of words, in order to revise “conventional” ways of thinking.

By now, much of our thinking lies “outside the box,” or so we say. It is a curious expression, consciously intended by its users as a cliche, to consciously overcome cliches of thinking. …