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by W. Winston Elliott III

The Imaginative Conservative kicked off the week with John Alvis’s outstanding essay on education, A Proper Core Curriculum is Political & Ought Not Be “Politicized”. Next, Duncan Stroik eloquently expressed his thoughts on The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence, and the Eternal. Robert Woods showed us the nearly 102 reasons Why Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles Is a Great Book.

Mark Malvasi examined Russell Kirk’s search for ways to make conservatism relevant to the modern world with his search for the “roots of American order” in Russell Kirk among the Historians: Myth and Meaning in the Writing of American History. Annamarie Adkins & Joseph Pearce teamed up to examine spiritual, cultural and political conditions in Solzhenitsyn’s Prophetic Voice: Biographer Joseph Pearce Discusses Critic of Communism. Next, Russell Kirk spread the broad wings of his moral imagination in the essay How Dead is Edmund Burke?

Robert Reilly took us on a journey of beauty transcendent in Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen. In the book review America Aflame, Stephen M. Klugewicz considered whether or not the Civil War could have been avoided.Winston Elliott then asked that everyone Welcome our new Senior Contributor: Joseph Pearce.Robert Kraynak looked for the best ways to defend conservative positions in Conservatism as the Highest Form of Modernism. Bruce Frohnen answered the question in Is Art Political?

Distopia and doom from modernization pervaded Vonnegut’s work as noted by Gary Gregg in his review, A Player Piano for the Twenty-First Century.Brad Birzer gave us a summary of the History of State’s Rights, 1774-1817. InFaith and Marriage Under Attack, Stratford Caldecott showed us where to turn for the tools with which to defend the bedrock of our society from creeping secularism.Next, Gene Callahan offered advice on how to Know Your Gnostics: Eric Voegelin & the Neoconservative Disease.TIC rounded out the week with Mike Church’s look at the Founding Fathers on War: Madison to Jefferson Letter of 1798.

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