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Evelyn Waugh’s Helena is a saint for modern times—not an otherworldly ascetic or a heroic martyr, but a woman who “discovered what it was God had chosen for her to do and did it”... This year marks the...
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Mark Greaney understands this chaotic and violent world better than anyone currently in academia or, seemingly, in the media... True Faith and Allegiance: A Jack Ryan Novel (New York: G.P. Putnam, 2016) If I want to...
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Practical politics, Edmund Burke knew, is the art of the possible. We cannot alter singlehandedly the climate of opinion, or the institutions of our day, by a haughty adherence to inflexible and abstract doctrines... The Political Reason of

The so-called American Revolution was a rebellion to preserve and reinstitute long-established liberties and to develop a system of governance that put those liberties on a more secure foundation. We might even think of the “Revolution” as a rebellion that prevented or postponed a revolution...
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For some time I’ve had the intention of drawing up a list of what I consider to be the best books on J.R.R. Tolkien. It is, therefore, not a list of the best books by him...
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Conservatives of every persuasion who are sincerely interested in the truth are in Forrest McDonald‘s debt. If we are to understand the Founders, we should follow McDonald's example and strive to study our heritage as dispassionately and as reflectively as possible... Novus Ordo Seclorum:...
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It is easy to understand why skeptical New Testament scholars have relegated the magi from Matthew’s gospel to the realm of fantasy. Were they fanciful figures from the imagination of  Matthew, or historical figures who existed at the time of Christ’s birth?...
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T.S. Eliot faced metaphysical crises of which even the most talented of the avant-garde were completely oblivious... Eliot and His Age: T.S. Eliot's Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century, by Russell Kik (Random House, 1972)
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Our tradition may be in dire need of resuscitation and recollection, and it seems quite possible that the Chinese may help us in our necessity... Sour Sweet, by Timothy Mo (Sphere Books, 1982; Aventura Paperback, 1985) Shenfan, William Hinton (Random House, 1983; Vintage...
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It is insufficient to say that Ebenezer Scrooge is greedy. Scrooge believes that in his private life no one can make claims on his substance or time. He the kind of man who understands life to reduce to contracts...
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Here, dear reader, are eight excellent books for your enjoyment during the Christmas Octave, and probably longer—unless you've got absolutely nothing to do for eight days, in which case, by all means, enjoy!
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Here, dear readers, are four books to prepare you for the political season that lies ahead of us in 2017.... 1) Constitutional Morality and the Rise of Quasi-Law (Harvard...
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Phantasia is the realm of the imagination, the realm into which nothingness first erupts, and the begin­ning of philosophy... I The Unending Story by Michael Ende is both literally and in several...
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Shortly before his death, Hans Urs von Balthasar addressed the question posed by many of those disconcerted by the large number of his books: Where must one start to understand him?... Tragedy Under Grace: Reinhold Schneider on the Experience of the West, by Hans...