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Civilization

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Does capitalism—in its need for efficient, low-paying, and universal labor—have a vested interest in family weakness?... Independent Institute Research Fellow Allan C. Carlson is probably America’s top intellectually-serious social conservative thinker, as...
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Caesar has crossed the Alps, his mighty soul Great tumults pondering and the coming shock. Now on the marge of Rubicon, he saw, In face most sorrowful and ghostly guise, His trembling country's image; huge it seemed Through mists of night obscure; and hoary...
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How on earth did we stray so far from the paths of wisdom that we find ourselves in this God-forsaken place that is our modern world?... I am fond of telling the story of an...
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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...