Author Archives: Bradley J. Birzer

Two Tolkiens, One Better World

In his last faithful rendering of his father’s vision, Christopher weaves new myth into Middle-earth’s rich tapestry.

How Did Kevin J. Anderson Build Your World?

The prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer has given more to the craft helping other aspirants find their way than anyone in the business.

How Rush Kept Me Alive

The band’s individualism and integrity kept the writer’s domestic horrors at bay, and inspired a generation.

The Brilliant and Profoundly Catholic Daredevil

Netflix has canceled the single best thing currently on the screen, big or small.

The Bigotry Inherent in American Progressivism

From Hegel to Woodrow Wilson, its philosophy has always led to the dehumanization of others.

Batman at His Gritty and Virtuous Best

The 1990’s animated series is no campy cartoon—it brings something radical and profound to a long beloved hero.

Socialists and Fascists Have Always Been Kissing Cousins

Today’s socialists see themselves as the diametric opposite of the fascists they seek to fight. Historically that’s not true.

Finding the Truth in Grandmother’s Ghost Stories

She might not have read T.S. Eliot, but they both implicitly knew there is reality in unreality.

When Russell Kirk Was Really Scary

The founder of post-war conservatism was also fascinated by evil and could spin a spooky tale.

God Bless You, Frank Miller

The illustrator and writer is a master at modern myth, centering around the hero and anti-hero, good and evil, beauty and chaos.

Is ‘Christian Humanism’ Gone Forever?

The last of the brave thinkers and authors in this tradition are long gone. Can anyone replace them?

Russell Kirk and the Logos

He understood what is the center of all thought, all history, all grace, all goodness, and all purpose.

Ray Bradbury Was the Coolest Non-Conformist on the Planet

The ‘Fahrenheit 451’ author despised conformity and the censorship of soft despotism, and found political correctness repulsive.

What if Custer Were A Lone Survivor?

In ‘Armstrong,’ author H.W. Crocker’s new satirical novel takes alt- history into hysterical realms not plumbed since Mark Twain.

What Exactly is ‘The West’?

Far from being racist and sexist, western civilization was the first to argue for the universal concept of the dignity of the human person.

My Ántonia at 100

When it comes to considering America’s greatest writers, it would be foolish to ignore Willa Cather as a contender

Glass Hammer: Giving Meaning to Time & Space

Let me introduce America’s best rock band.

Hope on a Rose

I don’t think any parent will ever get over the loss of a child, and I don’t think we’re meant to.

What is Classical Liberal History?

It begins with the recognition of the inherent worth of the individual—but no one school has the corner on that market.

Trust No One: The X-Files at 25

The series not only foreshadowed creeping empire and the New World Order, but the dangers of an intrusive security state.

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