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January 26by Winston Elliott, III

The Imaginative Conservative began the week with John Zmirak’s thoughts on how Heresy Gets Things Done. Then Douglas Ollivant examined the dedication and intellect of a contrarian conservative with his essay Maverick Conservatism & Willmoore Kendall. John Alvis took us into the world of Athena as Founder and Statesman in the Eumenides of Aeschylus. We turned to film with Frodo versus Robespierre, a tale of Christian Resistance to the French Revolution that charmed Joseph Pearce.

Stephen Klugewicz offered his Thoughts on Mozart, on his 255th Birthday. Paul Gottfried questioned the frequent use of Crusades for Democracy & American Foreign Policy. Next we turned to Bruce Frohnen’s consideration of Conservatives and Popular Culture, how should Christian family’s should respond to modern times? Gerald Russello detailed theories of history in Christopher Dawson: The Twofold Nature of Christian History. Bradley Birzer’s Reflections on A Republic Divided to the Point of Collapse provided TIC readers with much food for thought.

Winston Elliott suggested we turn to the conservative wisdom of Russell Kirk in What is the Object of Human Life? Then Peter Lawler gave us the key to increasingly upward mobility in We Can Measure Educational Value in Words. Leo Linbeck III identified the source of our nation’s troubles in God Bless This Stress. Next we announced the most imaginatively conservative way to shop for books in Welcome to The Imaginative Conservative Bookstore. In The Tendency of all Governments, Thomas Jefferson explains the slippery slope that follows a departure from principle. Stephen Masty aimed a spot light on the question of homosexual marriage in Could You Be a British Judge?

For those that yearn for a tale of good and beauty triumphant, Barbara Elliott reviewed the film Les Misérables: A Rousing Tale for Slumbering Souls. In his book review, John Desmond analyzes the foundational attributes of Robert Frost: The Poet as Philosopher. Brian Domitrovic explained the link between the Fed and the income tax in Income Tax & Fed Created In 1913, Phil Mickelson Shrugs In 2013? TIC concluded this spirited week of imaginative conservative perspectives with a look at Alexis de Tocqueville’s words concerning What Sort of Despotism Democratic Nations Have to Fear.

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