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Posts tagged “Dostoevsky”

Our Teachers, The Russian Novelists

They help us identify the evils of ideology — and resist

Posted March 14th, 2019

Beating The Cultural Revolution

What we’re living through isn’t ‘socialism’ per se — but it echoes one of the worst periods of socialist tyranny

Posted March 8th, 2019

The Roots Of Radicals’ Misery

Idealistic dissatisfaction with themselves and the world — and no way to overcome it

Posted December 11th, 2018

Smerdyakovism

The tension between the abysses in Russia’s soul

Posted May 30th, 2017

Walker Percy Weekend Wrap

Another weekend of books, bourbon, and blessedness in West Feliciana

Posted June 6th, 2016

Oberlin Is An Insane Asylum

A devastating magazine profile captures a liberal arts college in full Dostoevskian meltdown

Posted May 25th, 2016

What Is A Holy Fool?

Dostoevsky, Vodolazkin, and an extreme mystery of sanctity

Posted December 4th, 2015

Dostoevskian Demons on Campus

Young nihilists possessed by ideas

Posted November 16th, 2015

The Fragility of Historical Memory

If Christians in the West don’t embrace the past and make it live in the present, they won’t have a future

Posted November 3rd, 2015

It Ain’t Paranoia If You’re Right

Pope Francis vindicates Ross Douthat

Posted November 1st, 2015

The Elder Zosima Option?

What ordinary people can learn from monastic spirituality, according to Dostoevsky’s spiritual hero

Posted July 8th, 2015

Three Unexpected Things to Like About Rand Paul

Cooking, Dostoevsky, and Crunchy Cons

Posted May 27th, 2015

Should You Read White Male Writers?

SWPLs and others on the Internet want to know

Posted March 16th, 2015

Beauty And Transfiguration

For us Orthodox Christians following the Old Calendar, today is the Feast …

Posted August 19th, 2014

Purgatorio, Canto XV

This canto begins with another instance of the pilgrim’s being struck by …

Posted March 19th, 2014

A Gladwell Interview

Here’s a crisp, fun NYT interview with Malcolm Gladwell. Excerpt: If you …

Posted October 5th, 2013

Colin Brown Has Two Questions

Colin Brown, over at Signpostings, a Walker Percy-esque blog, offers five questions …

Posted August 13th, 2013