Traditionalist Critique of Marx and An Analysis of Hawthorne in ANAMNESIS

By Peter Daniel Haworth for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC

FPR readers will be interested in both (1) K.R. Bolton’s traditionalist Conservative critique of Marx and Ideological-Capitalism and (2) Lee Trepanier’s examination of the use of history in Hawthorne. Both essays can be found in ANAMNESIS, A Journal for the Study of Tradition, Place, and ‘Things Divine.’ Bolton’s critique demonstrates the radically anti-traditionalist motives and aims of Marx, including the many ways he admires how Capitalism destroys tradition and the organic elements of society. Trepanier’s analysis considers how Hawthorne’s development of the allegorical romance genre was a successful attempt to consider timeless “fundamental questions of human nature.” Both essays are well crafted and insightful, and I invite curious readers to enjoy them.

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