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Posts in category “Ideas”

Christians, Take The Alt-Right Seriously

Matthew Rose explains why the alt-right is anti-Christian and morally wrong, but cannot be easily dismissed

Posted February 9th, 2018

The Walker Percy Option

A way of living in modernity for bad Catholics and fellow travelers

Posted February 7th, 2018

Learning From ‘Bad’ Books & People

Truth is not always spoken by nice, moral people. Name some that are important to pay attention to

Posted January 26th, 2018

The Selfishness Of The Self

Liberalism will ultimately be reined in by the rediscovery of limits

Posted January 17th, 2018

Why That Book Review Failed

A too-defensive reading of new Patrick Deneen bestseller misses its point

Posted January 17th, 2018

Do You Know Del Noce?

Fran Maier calls the late Italian philosopher of modernity ‘the most important thinker we don’t know’

Posted January 9th, 2018

This Was Communism, You Fools

Daughter of Romanian defectors chastises her Harvard classmates

Posted December 6th, 2017

Walker Percy At The Present Moment

Why we need him more than ever

Posted December 1st, 2017

The Nazi Next Door

Does journalism about extreme figures normalize them?

Posted November 27th, 2017

Camus Writes To A German Friend

The French existentialist takes the measure of a friend who became a Nazi

Posted October 17th, 2017

J.D. Vance & Your Working Boy At UNO

Here’s the video of the ‘Faith, Hillbillies, & American Politics’ event

Posted April 24th, 2017

Yuval Noah Harari’s Dystopia

Homo Deus is a book by an evangelist for the Grand Inquisitor of Silicon Valley

Posted April 17th, 2017

The Imaginative David Gelernter

Creative Yale computer scientist laments ‘the damned mess we’ve made of intellectual life’ in America

Posted February 27th, 2017

Asking The Fallows Question

Where would you go to see Big History right now?

Posted February 7th, 2017

‘Chastisement As The Gift It Was’

How one man turned a contamination story into a redemption narrative

Posted December 9th, 2016

The Tradition Conference

Notes from an academic gathering to think about the pastness of the past — and its presence

Posted October 21st, 2016

There Are No Idealists Here

Neither Trump nor Hillary really inspires. Are Americans even capable of being inspired anymore?

Posted September 30th, 2016