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James Baresel

James Baresel
James Baresel holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Cincinnati and has taught English and Latin at the high-school level.

We ought to locate the basis of American conservatism in our colonial past, at a time when the English Tory variant of the old order of Europe had a real presence in our civilization, and we ought to remember that the old Tory order survived in the...
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Over a decade ago a then-acquaintance of mine inquired as to my economic views, my response being that I was “a distributist by default.” Such a phrase accurately captures the ambivalence that I had towards that economic theory...
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It's quite easy to forgive those who experience an attack of nausea upon hearing the phrase “Catholic Social Thinking.” In light of the misuse from which that phrase has suffered over the past half-century alternative responses are all too...
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Ask a conservative why conservatives tend to be underrepresented in the arts and the answer is likely to be “liberal bias.” Ask the same question in the artistic world and the answer may well be...
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Looking into the life of a contemporary English writer, I happened upon a reference to the "young fogies" of 1980s England, an assortment of men then in their first decade or two of adult life who held to the...