Archive for September 2013

What You Need to Know About Mozart

This is an entry in FPR’s One Thousand Words series. Over the next few months, perhaps longer, several dozen contributors will tell us what we need to know about a wide variety of figures—some obscure, some not—in one thousand words or less...

Caleb Stegall Nominated to Appeals Court

Caleb Stegall has been nominated for a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals.  The Kansas City Star calls Stegall “conservative and crunchy.” Excerpts: Conservation, a commitment to local communities and the preservation of tradit...

Swerving Off

My review of Stephen Greenblatt’s The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, is now available at Humanitas. In case you’re interested.  

Life Under Compulsion: The Minotaur

When we lose the sense of transcendence, when in our hearts and minds the things of time are no longer oriented toward eternity, then, writes Jacques Maritain in The Range of Reason, it is not only that “Truth and Justice, good and evil, fa...