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Stephen M. Klugewicz

Stephen M. Klugewicz
Stephen Klugewicz is editor of The Imaginative Conservative. He is the former executive director of the Collegiate Network at ISI and of the Robert and Marie Hansen Foundation and has long experience in education, having been president of Franklin’s Opus, director of education at the National Constitution Center, and headmaster of Regina Luminis Academy. He holds a Ph.D. in American History, with expertise in the eras of the Founding and Early Republic. Dr. Klugewicz is the co-editor of History, on Proper Principles: Essays in Honor of Forrest McDonald and Founders and the Constitution: In Their Own Words.

"Seldom, if ever indeed, has a more interesting personality come to these shores from Europe." —Joseph Russo, biographer of Lorenzo Da Ponte Opera aficionados will know Lorenzo Da Ponte's name because of his...

On April 25, 1976, the year of the American Bicentennial celebrations, Chicago Cubs outfielder Rick Monday saved an American flag from being burned by two protestors who had trespassed onto the field during a game at Dodger Stadium....
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The assassination of Abraham Lincoln on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., is one of the most dramatic and famous events of American history. Yet beyond the familiar, basic facts of...

9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America: And Four Who Tried to Save Her, by Brion McClanahan (Regnery Books, 2016) This book is a refreshing attempt to "turn upside down" the traditional rankings...

"In my opinion, each number in Figaro is a miracle," composer Johannes Brahms said of Mozart's great opera a century after its creation. "It is totally beyond me how anyone could create anything...

Forrest McDonald did not set out to be a historian. Had he been able to hit a curveball, he would likely have been a professional baseball player. “I believed, and believe to this day,” McDonald...
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The Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead—the Requiem, sometimes called Missa pro Defunctis (or Defuncto) or Messe des Morts—is surely the most dramatic of liturgical forms and has inspired countless composers, from medieval times to the present....

Editor's Note: The great American historian Forrest McDonald (1927-2016) passed away this week at the age of eighty-nine. The following remarks by Stephen Klugewicz and Lenore Ealy, former students of Dr. McDonald, were delivered at...

"Modern society cannot endure—and its survival is immediately in question—without discussion among thinking men." So said Russell Kirk, American Conservatism's premier thinker, sixty years ago. Dr. Kirk's insight still rings true today. In an age when acerbic sound...

What better gift than music for the season in which we celebrate God, the source of all beauty, becoming man? Here are recommendations of ten outstanding albums of Christmas-themed classical...

Johann Michael Haydn The 1984 film Amadeus brought to the general public's attention that many minor composers of music—such as Antonio Salieri, the rival of Wolfgang Mozart depicted in the movie—have been forgotten by...

"What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love." —Father Zossima, in Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov Is there an opera that better conveys the mood of late autumn—with the inevitability of...

Across the centuries, composers have been inspired by the twin dramas of human conflict and the subsequent making of peace. Here are ten great pieces of classical music that dramatize war, celebrate its resolution, and recall its sacrifices.
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A statue of Titivillus, patron demon of printers, editors, and scribes, watches over an English print house Mankind has long believed in the existence of evil spirits that haunt and torment the living. Tales of demons...