The Right is on the march in Spain

Recently, regional elections took place in the Kingdom of Spain. Elections for the Madrid region took place on May 4, 2021. As expected, the centre-right People’s Party won. This region is one of the strongholds of the People’s Party. Isabel Ayuso was re-elected president of the region after her party won a whopping 1,620,000 votes or almost 45 per cent of the ballots. In second place was Mas Madrid – a leftist and feminist party Read more…

Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal (2015)

Best of Enemies is a 2015 American documentary film co-directed by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville about the televised debates between intellectuals Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. during the 1968 United States presidential election. ‘Best of Enemies’ delves into the entangled biographies of these two great thinkers and luxuriates in the language and the theater of their debates, begging the question, ‘What has television done to the way we discuss politics in our democracy today?’

A loss for democracy

It is said that it is usually best to look back at things from a certain time distance in order to avoid any possible bias and regard the situation outside a possible emotional frame. So after a month we take a look back at the US 2020 Election aftermath and see what lessons we can take away in the New Year and beyond. Needless to say, the US faced a challenge of conducting elections during Read more…

The faith of the people in the state and government institutions

Last night, the Sarissa Institute organized the second part of the Conservative Caravan entitled “Policies and values ​​of the conservative system: The people as a key pillar of the state” at the Civic Society Resource Center in Gostivar. The guests spoke about the political philosophy and ideology in the Macedonian society, religion and traditions, as well as the plans and programs of the Institute. Sasho Markovski, who is also the Executive Director of the Sarissa Read more…

Toxic feminism

The real feminism is subtle, not tacky. Feminism should be self-respect of the woman. A teaching that will elevate and perfect her as a person and will portray her as an example, without her asking for it forcefully. A woman should be educated and should know her values. She should strive for success in society because her place is well deserved there, even from the beginning. Men and women are on an equal intellectual level Read more…

The crooked timber of humanity

In my previous three columns on what it means to be a Macedonian conservative, I have expounded on issues of gratitude as well as the wisdom found in the old ways and tradition, and the idea that, alas, there are limits in life, and that limits, boundaries, and rules are necessary in life.  And in each of these columns, I have then applied those thoughts to the Macedonian conservative.  In this column, I want to Read more…

Interview with Tamara Mitkovska, Leader of the Club for Young Conservatives

The conservative ideology is a moving force in Macedonian society You are a young student who is yet to start steering in academic waters, what is the reason for you to be in the Sarissa Institute, especially in the youth club of the Institute? Yes, I am a first year student at the Institute for Security, Defense and Peace at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje. I have been in the Sarissa Institute since recently, Read more…

Analysis of prior and current election cycles in Romania

After the fall of the communist system, Romania finally becomes a democratic country. With grand consequences from the claws of the totalitarian regime, people succeeded in taking back their freedom. The position Romania was in, post communism, was not on an envious level. Those scars are still present in the land of the Carpathians. For the upcoming elections the main rivals on the Romanian political stage are PSD or the Social-Democrat party and PNL i.e. Read more…

Conservatism – Amalgamate for the new and the old

On Thursday, 19.11.2020, in the Civil Society Resource Center in Shtip the Sarissa Institute held a debate titled: The policy and values ​​of conservatism, Conservatism – Amalgamate for the new and the old. This was the first part of the so called “Conservative Caravan”, which will continue to hold similar events in other cities. During the Debate different perspectives were presented on what does it mean to be a Macedonian or British or American conservative, Read more…

Conservative Caravan: “The Politics and Values ​​of Conservatism”

On Thursday, 19.11.2020 at 19:00 at the Civic Resource Center in Shtip the Sarissa Institute will hold an event “Politics and values ​​of conservatism”, Conservatism – Amalgam for the new and the old. This event is the first part of the Conservative Caravan planned to travel to several cities across the country. At the event, domestic and foreign speakers will talk about political philosophy, ideology in the Macedonian society, as well as, present the plans Read more…