October 07, 2008

A Famous Victory

During this dismal season of politics and bailouts, it is good to remember that, 437 years ago today, Christian naval forces led by Don John of Austria decisively defeated the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Lepanto.  If the EU were actually interested in preserving European civilization, rather than subverting it, today would be a holiday throughout Europe.  As it is, we can at least recall the valor of the men who defended Christendom from Islam by reading Chesterton’s great poem.

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