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september 2by W. Winston Elliott III

Last week readers of The Imaginative Conservative were treated to The War on Terror and the Quest for Community on prudence, war and community by Greg Weiner. TIC’s co-editor Brad Birzer reviewed a new progressive rock performance in Shining the Light into Darkness: The Final 3 Tracks of Big Big Train’s English Electric. We offered another thought provoking essay by Patrick J. Buchanan, Obama’s America — And Ours, addressing Mr. Obama’s view of America and how it differs from that of conservatives.

We also visited Artists at Home: Frost and Faulkner with M. E. Bradford. Our readers engaged in a vigorous discussion of Kate Irvine Deddens’s Falling into Feudalism. Ralph Ancil, in The Bible as Agrarian Textbook, linked aspects of faith with agrarian life. Brad Birzer, in Restoring The American Republic: Time to Reform & Purify, called on conservative citizens to act now. In Uncanny Tales of the Moral Imagination Jerry Pournelle took us on a ghostly journey betwixt and between the real and spiritual worlds in Russell Kirk’s The Princess of All Lands.

From the perspective of the rights of the governed, James V. Delong detailed why we have a Crisis of Political Legitimacy. In another thought provoking essay Jeff Minick explained how to make Men out of Boys. In Misuse of a Metaphor: In Search of the City on a Hill  John Willson mused on myth and Richard Gamble’s new book. George Gilder’s The Materialist Superstition adressed creativity, technology and political economy. Stratford Caldecott’s lovely depiction of Themes of Beauty in the Word ended the week on a particularly contemplative note.


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