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California's coastal cities have not only grown, but they have attracted cultural leftists from the world over, and in vast numbers, who have made a point of disenfranchising the “deplorables” in their midst...
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In 1870, Heinrich Schliemann went to the Troad, the northwest corner of Asia Minor­, and made up his mind, against all current scholarly opinion, that Priam's Troy lay buried under the hill called Hissarlik... In the year...
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I was under the mistaken impression that anyone wanting to be part of the real world had to have some fancy scheduling program or app. But organic solutions that we develop ourselves are often the best ones...
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The election of Donald Trump as well as the resurgence of Christianity throughout Eurasia signals that the Religious Right, rather than lying on its deathbed, may be experiencing a new birth... By now we are all too...
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It is foolish to take sides in disputes, or seek some other place or mode of living, or to envy the future or the past; all desire is delusion. Even life is...

Should one generation ever consider itself greater than any other generation, past or future, Edmund Burke warned in his magisterial Reflections on the Revolution in France, the entire fabric of a civilization might very well unravel...

In what was, perhaps, Edmund Burke’s best writing, the Anglo-Irish statesman had argued in favor of the moral imagination, a way by which one sees the reflection of God’s glory in another. He then concluded that section of...
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"The East is another name for the West"—Sufi proverb In Memory of Stephen J. Masty T.E. Lawrence When, in happier days, she was inscrutable "Arabia," and felix the plucky cognomen-ex-virtute honoring a mythological lineage...
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Editor's Note: This is the third and final essay in a series; the first essay may be found here; the second may be found here. Analyzed Partial Responses Two other responses to...
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Unanalyzed Responses Anxiety and deep insecurity are the characteristic responses evoked by the crisis in tradition. To experience them, it is not necessary for a people to be actively aware of what is happening to it. The proc­ess...
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The position this paper will attempt to illustrate, if not demonstrate, is that once lost or weakened the tradition of a society can be restored only by...
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There are many ways in which the freedoms that we have taken for granted are being taken away from us. One of the most egregious is the way in which the rise of globalism has led to the...
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Critics have taken to calling the leftist agitators who are running roughshod over university campuses hypocrites. The reasoning is that these self-described social-justice warriors, by shouting down speakers, silencing dissent on social media, and forcing...
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Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Claes Ryn as he describes the effects that the arts and humanities have on society. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher