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Salvaging: Boat Trailers, T.S. Eliot, and Resurrection

I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river Is a strong brown god—...

Reading the Constitution in the Light of Russell Kirk

Berwyn, PA.  Gerald Russello reflects on Russell Kirk's theory of the unwritten Constitutionone in a new essay published on the Liberty Fund's Liberty Forum. ...

The Place of Religion and Literature

Devon, PA.  My talk from the annual Ciceronian Society Conference, held in joy and good company last weekend at the University of Virginia, has now been...

The Death of the Family

Devon, PA.  In my previous essay, a sort of preface, I mentioned a two-part essay I published in the wake of the 2008 presidential election, called...

Stoic Sex in Evanston

Tucson, AZ. One of the pleasing genres of contemporary journalism is the coverage of bizarre happenings in academe that shock the sensibility of the...

What Is Wrong with Contemporary Intellectuals?

"Intellectual" and "Disinterested," as we use them, are new words. I "prefer" old words: Scholar, Monk, Contemplative, Lover of Wisdom.

The Population Bomb

Not with a bang, but a whimper . . .

Foreign Policy and the Gift of the World

Devon, PA.  In February 2007, as the Iraq war crept to the end of its fourth year, I published this short essay, proposing a...

Conservatism as Literary Movement

Devon, PA.  Last month, I alerted FPR readers to the appearance of the first part of my essay, "Art and Beauty against the Politicized...

Novel, Myth, Reality: An Anatomy of Make-Believe

For Maureen Drdak, If she will accept it as part of our good conversation. Devon, PA. I shall be returning to the following subject frequently in the next...