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Modernity

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Western civilization has been gutted from within. At the core of this moral bankruptcy is a watered-down Christianity that lacks the conviction to defend itself... Today mankind enjoys unprecedented technology, but lacks the wisdom to regard technology...
silence
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The more silence can become a way of life in this noisy age, the more a new culture will radiate from its blessings... Last week I suggested that, despite the drift of Western culture, a time like...
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It is hard, as a modern, to know the right questions to ask, to know when all questions fall silent in the presence of absolute Truth, of Revelation... In his final book, 
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Modestly, without arrogance or triumphalism, our graduates will be the mustard seeds of cultural transformation... Graduation is always a bittersweet time, because we have come to know the students so well, from many different sides. It is...
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The future is bright for conservatives. If conservatism is understood as somehow a post-modern phenomenon, we will no longer labor under the tiresome accusation that we are on the wrong side of history and therefore irrelevant...
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Without defending the citadel of the mind, how can we build a beautiful city? Without the conviction of true propositions, whence do we think beauty will come?... In Conversations with Roger Scruton (2016), Mark...
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Philosopher Charles Taylor is insistent that we are all “secular,” by which he means, denied of the "naive" experience of religion as encountered in the pre-modern world. See how much you agree or disagree with Dr. Taylor by taking this quiz...
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The tragedy of modern education is that it has left us perilously ignorant of who we are, where we are, where we have come from, and where we are going. We are lost and blissfully unaware that we are heading for the abyss...
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In defining the Great Divide as that between Old Western Man and New Western Man, C.S. Lewis has given us a radically new way of looking at the past... Editor's Note: This essay was originally published...
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Without a natural order on which to build, the religious order has no solid foundation on which to teach charity, enrich culture, or refine civilization. Without the cardinal virtues in place, the theological virtues will not follow...
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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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There seems to be very little cultural space for humanistic studies. It is difficult to perceive how literature, philosophy, or theology could contribute to technological capitalism... I would like you to imagine the following situation:...

Alexis de Tocqueville, while traveling through the dense woods in Michigan, in 1831, came across a pioneer and his family, making the “first step toward civilization in the wilds.” He noted in his travel diary...
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The Myth Like most, if not all religions, science has a creation myth that proclaims a new cosmic situation. The Copernican myth tells how science began and, like all myths, is recited again and again. Astronomers, physicists,...