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Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Dwight Longenecker as he explains the importance of applying St. Benedict's Rule to the business world. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher It seems...
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Excellence, which can be defined as the state of excelling and of surpassing merit, is now increasingly one of the lost words of the English language. And increasingly the special qualities that this word de­notes are banned in...
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Recently, I went with a group of friends to a concert of American choral music based on black spirituals. At the intermission, my friends and I spoke excitedly about what we experienced. The sole musician amongst us praised...
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President Barack Obama has been at it again. Back in 2012, he told American entrepreneurs “You didn’t build that.” His point, such as it was, was that those who work hard, work smart, and create successful...
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“The Child is father of the Man,” wrote William Wordsworth, marveling at the enchantment of the child’s early experience and delight in play. The formative period of childhood cultivates in the young a love of life,...
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Between classes at about ten fifteen on the morning of December 12, 1978, Bert Thoms collapsed of a heart attack. He died soon after in the hospital. His colleague and friend, the...
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Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Hunter Baker as he discusses Peter Drucker, the most interesting (business) man in the world. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher
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A Desperate Man: A Novel, by Claes Ryn (Athena Books, 2014) What ought a man be willing to do to save his country from corruption and ruin? Die? Subvert the ruling order?...
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(Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Will Durant as he examines the importance of history in human character.—W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher)
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It seems a far cry from a sixth-century hermitage to the world of twenty-first century business. But the outlines of Benedict’s life and work speak to our world with great relevance. Benedict was born around the...
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I suggest a crisis by collecting in one breath the terms national character and political disorder. Nor do I shrink from the implicit affirmation that the people of the United States confront an identity crisis at the...
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Dr. Bradley J. Birzer’s recent essay about the late Daniel Bell is faulty. Professor Bell was one of the most gifted and independent-minded scholars of the last century. Although he was more a man of...
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I love midnight movies, the Golden Oldies; they are the silver-lining of insomnia. Recently I caught part of an old black-and-white movie—Pressure Point—of the days when African-Americans were still called Negroes. Sidney Poitier plays a black prison psychiatrist....
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Irving Babbitt Richard Weaver Character and Culture: Essays on East and West, by Irving Babbitt, with...