the imaginative conservative logo

Featured

0 378

In addition to the brilliance of his thought, Friedrich Hayek left us the lesson of his example: to search using our imagination, but always to know that what we find we find in humility, thereby recognizing our limits as one life in the long life of man,...
0 539

The vivid love-speeches of the Symposium come to us, reach us, through several layers of incomplete remembrance, and as though from a mythic past... Symposium (or Drinking Party) by Plato, translated and edited by Eva Brann, Peter Kalkavage, and Eric Salem (Hackett, 2017)
6 542

How is it that the most unremarkable and small-minded stupidity can accomplish evils of such enormous magnitude?... Adolf Eichmann In Eichmann at Jerusalem, the book that collects the articles she...
1 386

The one incident in Cervantes’s huge novel that has become American folklore is Don Quixote’s adventure with the windmills. As it happens, it contains, almost incidentally, the Don’s own statement of the crux of his life, the...
St. Johns College
0 652

We want to give our students a classroom in which inciting books are talked about not as mere literature nor as historical documents, but boldly as they meant themselves to be taken: as the Word of God, or the insight of the intellect, or the wisdom of...
1 281

"The presence that rose thus so strangely beside the waters, is expressive of what in the ways of a thousand years men had come to desire. Hers is the head upon which all "the ends of...
1 640

With the grave worry of many Christians about living in a culture that seems to be antagonistic to Christianity itself, we ought to consider the radical alternative of intentional communities... In these days of the rise of...
10 630

Western conservatives should broaden their historical gaze, and look to Eastern as well as Western thinkers for direction and inspiration in our confusing world... Anyone who has ever been misled by a mistaken weather forecast...

The slow disintegration of our legal system will continue apace until and unless judges, in particular, cease acting as if the legal system they serve either does not need or does not deserve their active support...

How could the man who cried "give me liberty or give me death," this patriot who penned Virginia's resolves against the Stamp Act in 1765, not support the Constitution?... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Thomas Kidd as he...

Since American culture tells us that all individuals are equal and that we can recognize the truth just as well as the next person, we think that we have no need to seek guidance from others, even acknowledged masters...
1 544

For Jane Austen's heroines, marriage is the end towards which their virtuous lives are directed... Above all other blessings Oh! God, for ourselves, and our fellow-creatures, we implore Thee to quicken our sense of thy Mercy in the redemption of the World, of the...
6 990

Ostensibly about the Second World War, Foyle’s War actually concerns the war against the encroaching doom of the modern world... From time to time I am asked, “Father, how do you get so much done? You write books and...
2 738

What do conservatives want? Limited government, they answer; free enterprise; strict construction of the Constitution; fiscal responsibility; traditional values and respect for the sanctity of human life. No doubt, but I wonder: how much are these traditional catchphrases and abstractions persuading people anymore? How much are they...