Melanie Phillips’s must-reads:
The Reporting of Iraq and Israel: An Abuse of Media Power and The Politics of Progress explore the consequences of Secular Humanism in Britain:
How much worse is the situation today now that secular humanism — along with its offshoot, post-modernism — has shown that its vision of the kingdom of heaven on earth unfortunately does not include the existence of a Jewish national home.
And how much more so is it in Britain, where there is no neo-conservative activism at all; no Christian resistance to secular humanism or its post-modern nemesis; and where minhag anglia (the customs of English Jews) is to keep your head down and never so much as squeak in public when the Jewish people is attacked.
The neo-cons are not the ‘extreme right’. They are the front line in the defence of Jewish and western values — not only against the forces that threaten them from without, but against the secular messianism from within, which represents in fact their greatest peril.
Her talk is available on PDF file at her site.