• The degradation of the environmentalist movement

    Mark Nicol     |      October 15, 2020

    The protection of our threatened biosphere remains the vital issue of our times, but the modern environmentalist movement is hampered by its lack of moral grounding, and its hijacking by a range of other causes.

  • Trump, and the fracturing of the West

    Mark Nicol     |      October 7, 2020

    Western culture is a product of myriad influences, forces and ideas, and though assailed by internal critics and foreign foes, it has stood the test of time,. Donald Trump has posed as its defender, but he has failed to appreciate, let alone meet, its latest, and perhaps greatest, challenge.

  • Music and silence

    Mark Nicol     |      September 30, 2020

    Mark Nicol explores the rich history, unrivaled creativity and uncertain future of western music.

  • When is a science not a science?

    Mark Nicol     |      September 23, 2020

    The scientific method has allowed mankind to understand and conquer the world around him, but even science may have its limits in dealing with complex human and moral issues.

  • Who said God is dead?

    Mark Nicol     |      September 17, 2020

    Mark Nicol calls for a new religious vision of ‘native divinity’ to help reconcile humanity’s egoistic, humanist, environmentalist, and aspirational ambitions.

  • The human predicament – Towards a holistic solution

    Mark Nicol     |      September 9, 2020

    Reconciling the wisdom of religion, philosophy and science in pursuit of a sustainable future is no easy task, but stripping the illusions we comfort ourselves with can at least help us squarely face the challenges ahead.

  • Western crisis – The need for realpolitik enlightenment

    Mark Nicol     |      September 2, 2020

    Faced with the rise of China and other geo-political threats, the declining power and confidence of the Western democracies, can only be reversed if cold hard realities are confronted.

  • For the sake of Russia

    Mark Nicol     |      August 27, 2020

    Mark Nicol offers an imaginative vision of the past, present and perhaps future of mother Russia.

  • Beyond the constant growth economy

    Mark Nicol     |      August 22, 2020

    A conscious policy of global depopulation may be the only way to ensure a sustainable human future, in partnership with a radical retooling of the economy to preserve, rather than consume, the Earth’s resources.

  • Make room for the future

    Mark Nicol     |      August 18, 2020

    The economic, social and environmental problems today share the same root cause of over-population, and only a steady reduction in the global population will offer hope of a sustainable future.