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Asking for Direction in Baffling Times

"All Italians, all the Oenotrian land, Resorted to this place in baffling times, Asking direction; here a priest brought gifts..." Virgil, The Aeneid What do I do now?...

Against Scaling Up

In The Atlantic, Cambridge professor Antara Haldar tells the story of Oregon's Stumptown Coffee, and how being bought by Peet's last October could, "corrode the very core...

Back to Ohio

From the New Oxford Review, Part Two of Will Hoyt's survey of eastern Ohio...featuring a triple play of Traci Lords, Clement Vallandigham, and H.H....

When a Child Leaves Home

“Darling, haven’t you ever heard of a delightful little thing called boarding school?” So Baroness Schraeder responds to Max’s inquiry how she will deal with...

One Good Politician

It can be discouraging watching people vie for political power. That they are motivated by a concern for our good is often hard to...

Ciceronian Society conference, March 10-12

A note from our friends at the Ciceronian Society about their upcoming conference: The Ciceronian Society invites you to their sixth-annual conference  at Mount Saint...

Belloc on the New Year

"On New Year's Eve, at about quarter to twelve o'clock at night, the master of the house and all that are with him go...

What Aristotle Says about Christmas

My piece at Ethika Politika: Aristotle's Key to Christmas

If I Were a Carpenter/And You Lived in Cadiz….

From the New Oxford Review, Will Hoyt on his move from Berkeley to eastern Ohio.

Aristotle on Talking to Yourself

“The virtuous man wishes to converse with himself.” Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, IX Conversations with oneself. They could be a sign that something is wrong. But...