Peter Daniel Haworth

Ciceronian Society Conference Schedule, March 27 – 29, Mount Saint Mary’s University

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The 2014 Ciceronian Society Conference at Mount Saint Mary’s University (Emmitsburg, Maryland) is quickly approaching. Below is our schedule of speakers for March 27th – 29th. Several notable intellectuals will be presenting, and these include David Walsh, James Matthew Wilson, …

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Ciceronian Society Conference at Mount Saint Mary’s University, March 27th-29th

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We are pleased to announce the coming Ciceronian Society Conference, March 27-29, 2014, at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD. Scholars such as James Matthew Wilson, Jeff Taylor, David Walsh, Bruce Frohnen, Gerald Russello, Marshall DeRosa, Macon Boczek, Eugene Callahan and many…

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Senate Decline, David Hume, Common Law, and More

November 29, 2013

The Decline of the Senate, David Hume’s Philosophical Sanity and Critical Conservatism, James Stoner Vindicates Common Law, Barry Shain Creates a Place for Postmodern-Conventionalist Conservatism, and Justice Stephen Breyer’s French Vision . . . Many important political, legal, and historical…

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Christopher Lasch, Burke, and Pinker on Progress

November 23, 2013

The Wisdom of Christopher Lasch, Steven Pinker’s The Better Angles of Our Nature, and Edmund Burke & F.A. Hayek . . . This week Anamnesis Journal examined many important topics related to Tradition, Place, and ‘Things Divine.’ Please enjoy …

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Green Law, Gettysburg Pathology, Popular Government, and More

November 22, 2013

Green Law Damages Rule of Law; Pathology at Gettysburg (the 150th Anniversary); Restoring Popular Government; Jefferson, Madison, and Taylor on Nullification; Barry Shain on American Conservatism; and Oliver Ellsworth’s Subtle Federalism …. . . Many important political, legal, and historical issues

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Allen Tate, Flannery O’Connor, Michael Sandel on Money, and More

November 15, 2013

Allen Tate’s Stand, Flannery O’Connor’s Southern Catholicism, Michael Sandel on the Limits of Money, Voegelin on Gnosticism, Burke on Law and Morality, a Paleo-Libertarian Critique of Statism, Nietzsche and Natural Law . . .  Anamnesis Journal… has just

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Decentralism, the Folly of John Marshall, Lincoln Lust, and More

November 15, 2013

Centralization and How to Fight It; “Conservatives” Who Love Lincoln; the True Bill of Rights; the Folly of a John Marshall America; and Zuckert’s Unsupported Lockeanism. . . Many important political, legal, and historical issues have been discussed at Nomocracy …

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Buchanan v. Lincoln, Oakeshott, Constitutional Ideology, and More

November 8, 2013

The Dangers of Constitutional Ideology, Spontaneous Order in the American Colonies, Buchanan and Lincoln, Michael Oakeshott Against the Telocrats . . . Many important political, legal, and historical issues have been discussed at Nomocracy in Politics…. Further thoughtful analysis will

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Anti-Federalists, Custom, Calhoun, Natural Law, and More

October 30, 2013

The Anti-Federalist Constitution, Freedom & Civility or Why Custom Is as (or More) Important than Law, John C. Calhoun and the Constitution, Defining the American Political Tradition, Nomocracy in the Bible, a Moderate Approach to the Relationship Between Natural and …

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Imperial Presidency, U.S. Messianism, Binding Lincoln, and More

October 23, 2013

The Imperial Presidency, the Cost of U.S. Messianism, Criticism of Rich Lowry’s Lincoln Unbound, Jaffa Exposed, the Abandonment of Early American Ordered Liberty, and the Humility of the Declaration of Independence… . . . Many important political, legal, and historical

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Longing for Home Over Glory: An Artful Interpretation of the Epic Poems by Homer and Virgil

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Dramatic paths to glory are viewed with skepticism in our modern democratic age. As Tocqueville suggests, “amongst democratic nations ambition is ardent and continual, but its aim is not habitually lofty; and life is generally spent in eagerly coveting small…

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The Old Republic, Franklin Pierce, Neoconservative Problems, Aaron Burr, the Southern Tradition, and More

October 14, 2013

The Conservative President Franklin Pierce, Ted McAllister on Neoconservative Thinking, Thomas Woods and the Old Republic, Kevin Gutzman on Aaron Burr, Donald Livingston on the Southern Political Tradition, the Mistaken “Conservatism” of Evangelical-Protestants, …. . . Many important political, legal, and

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Straussian Misconduct, States Calling an Amendment Convention, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

October 5, 2013

Exposing Straussian Misconduct; the States Initiating a Constitutional-Amendment Convention; Nomocracy and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; A Richard Gamble Review Revealing “Demonic Patriotism”; and a Barry Shain Review of “An Unconvincing Case” for the Common Law… . . . Many important political,

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State Nullification, Supreme Court, and Jeffersonianism

September 28, 2013

State Nullification of Unconstitutional Federal Laws, Rogue Judges, Why the Supreme Court Should Behave Like a Court, Jeffersonian Reflections on Our Ills … . . . Many important political, legal, and historical issues were discussed this week at Nomocracy in Politics. Further thoughtful

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Unconstitutional Constitution Day, West Coast Straussians (Part 2), and Candor About Violating the Law and Humanity

September 20, 2013

Unconstitutional Constitution Day, West Coast Straussians (Part 2), Michael Oakeshott vs. Irving Kristol, Cato: A Tragedy, and Candor About Violating the Law and Humanity… . . . Many important political, legal, and historical issues were discussed this week at Nomocracy in Politics.

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Obama as Stuart, Congressional Surrender, and West Coast Straussians

September 16, 2013

Many important political, historical, and legal issues were discussed at Nomocracy in Politics last week. Further thoughtful analysis will be forthcoming. Please enjoy the following mini-sampler:
(1) From Professor Nathan Coleman’s essay, “Obama as Stuart,” last week on Nomocracy:
Whether President Obama…

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