The Imaginative Conservative http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org Fri, 29 May 2015 21:22:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.6 Redeeming the Time of Morality and Order http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/redeeming-the-time-of-morality-and-order.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/redeeming-the-time-of-morality-and-order.html#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 21:00:28 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=8545 Russell Kirk’s Redeeming the Time was published posthumously in 1996. And as its title suggests, it is a book about thinking and

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Blood Lust & Why Most Historians Get it Wrong http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/blood-lust-why-most-historians-get-it-wrong.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/blood-lust-why-most-historians-get-it-wrong.html#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 06:00:08 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=59234 Even if never articulated we always felt that something was awry, summarized in the alleged Chinese curse “may you live in interesting

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Religion: The Key to Christopher Dawson’s Culture http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/religion-the-key-to-christopher-dawsons-culture.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/religion-the-key-to-christopher-dawsons-culture.html#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 22:05:53 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=59131 He was among the brightest students I have taught. We had just finished talking about how and why Freudian or Marxists interpretations

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The Wonders of the “Odyssey” http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/wonder-the-odyssey-by-homer-joe-sachs.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/wonder-the-odyssey-by-homer-joe-sachs.html#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 05:25:46 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=58975 The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Joe Sachs (Paul Dry Books: Philadelphia 2014) Joe Sachs’ brief introduction to his translation begins, memorably, like

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In Defense of Daniel Bell http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/in-defense-of-daniel-bell.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/in-defense-of-daniel-bell.html#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 22:00:11 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=59096 Dr. Bradley J. Birzer’s recent essay about the late Daniel Bell is faulty. Professor Bell was one of the most gifted and

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The Gradual Abolition of Language http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/the-gradual-abolition-of-language.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/the-gradual-abolition-of-language.html#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 17:00:27 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=58929 “You think, I daresay, that our chief job is inventing new words. But not a bit of it! We’re destroying words— scores

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Diversity as Ideology: Autonomy and Recognition http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/ideologies-in-conflict-autonomy-and-recognition-diversity.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/ideologies-in-conflict-autonomy-and-recognition-diversity.html#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:09 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=59048 Diversity has come a long way in the United States. Originally presented as a policy aimed at improving learning experiences and the

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The Audible Artistry of “The Hobbit” http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/the-audible-artistry-of-the-hobbit.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/the-audible-artistry-of-the-hobbit.html#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 22:00:25 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=59013 When the editor of Conservative Home phones me, he often begins by wryly declaiming some line or other from Tolkien. If I

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Political Giantism: The Threat to Democracy? http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/political-giantism-and-the-threat-to-democracy.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/political-giantism-and-the-threat-to-democracy.html#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:03 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=59104 To the size of states there is a limit as there is to other things, plants, animals, implements; for none of these

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Remembering the History of Memorial Day http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/remembering-the-history-of-memorial-day.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/remembering-the-history-of-memorial-day.html#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 22:00:28 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=59204 Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are

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In Defense of the American Military http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/in-defense-of-the-american-military.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/in-defense-of-the-american-military.html#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 06:00:15 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=59200 Once upon a time, it was the Left that conflated support for the military with support for war itself. Infamously, in the

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The Mind Which Creates: The Letters of T.S. Eliot http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/the-mind-which-creates-letters-t-s-eliot.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/the-mind-which-creates-letters-t-s-eliot.html#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 22:00:00 +0000 http://localhost/?p=981 The Letters of T. S. Eliot, Vol. II: 1923–1925 (U.S. Edition), edited by Valerie Eliot and Hugh Haughton, Yale University Press, 2011. Since the

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How Soon Hath Time http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/how-soon-hath-time.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/how-soon-hath-time.html#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 19:00:13 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=58760 How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, Stolen on his wing my three and twentieth year! My hasting days fly

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Thérèse or Nietzsche: It’s All or Nuthin’ http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/therese-or-nietzsche-its-all-or-nuthin.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/05/therese-or-nietzsche-its-all-or-nuthin.html#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 06:00:11 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=58801 In the musical Oklahoma! Ado Annie and Will Parker sing, “With Me It’s All or Nuthin’ is it All or Nuthin’ With

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