The Imaginative Conservative http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:59:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Why Did Liberal Humanism Fail? http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/why-did-liberal-humanism-fail.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/why-did-liberal-humanism-fail.html#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:00:10 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=61489 Christianity and the New Age, by Christopher Dawson (Manchester: Sophia Institute Press, 1985) Christianity and the New Age was first published in 1931. Sophia

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The Obergefell Decision & the Triumph of the Therapeutic http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/religious-freedom-obergefell-decision-and-the-triumph-of-the-therapeutic.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/religious-freedom-obergefell-decision-and-the-triumph-of-the-therapeutic.html#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:30:08 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=62849 “Religious man was born to be saved, psychological man is born to be pleased.” “The rules of health indicate activity; psychological man

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Irving Babbitt: Against Romanticism http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/irving-babbitt-and-edmund-true-ethical-humanist.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/irving-babbitt-and-edmund-true-ethical-humanist.html#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:30:00 +0000 http://localhost/?p=165 Rousseau and Romanticism by Irving Babbitt (Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1991) This reprint of the best-known work by Irving Babbitt (1865–1933) is a

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Morality at the Movies: “Double Indemnity” and “Chinatown” http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/morality-at-the-movies-double-indemnity-and-chinatown.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/morality-at-the-movies-double-indemnity-and-chinatown.html#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:00:36 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=62888 The movie mogul Sam Goldwyn once rightly growled through his cigar to a screenwriter, “If you want to send a message use

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Who Plotted to Destroy Nixon? http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/who-plotted-to-destroy-nixon.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/who-plotted-to-destroy-nixon.html#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:00:25 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=62810 In his new biography Being Nixon: A Man Divided, Evan Thomas concedes a point. Richard Nixon, he writes, “was not paranoid; the

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Thinking About Russia http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/thinking-about-russia.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/thinking-about-russia.html#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:00:46 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=62861 Editor’s Note: This essay was written by Roman Dmowski in 1937 and translated by Peter Strzelecki Rieth. Roman Dmowski is the Founding Father of

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Learning to Love American Literature http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/learning-to-love-american-literature.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/learning-to-love-american-literature.html#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:00:14 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=62512 When I arrived in the United States, four days before the 9-11 attacks fourteen years ago, I was woefully ignorant of American

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Conversations with Wise Men http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/conversations-with-wise-men.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/conversations-with-wise-men.html#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:00:06 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=61761 “A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years’ mere study of books.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Humanism: The Corruption of a Word http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/humanism-the-corruption-of-a-word.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/humanism-the-corruption-of-a-word.html#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:00:13 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=62866 The twentieth century witnessed an assault on a number of once fine words, often hollowing out the traditional meanings and filling them

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The Past-Present http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/the-past-present.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/the-past-present.html#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:00:18 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=62760 Tonight I want to state, and even to overstate, what I believe to be a truth about the Program of St. John’s

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“Bad Noah!”: Darren Aronofsky’s Flood http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/bad-noah-darren-aronofskys-flood.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/bad-noah-darren-aronofskys-flood.html#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:47 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=62899 What can one say about a film director whose career was built on the adolescent pseudo-intellectualism of Pi (not Life of Pi,

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George Washington and the Gift of Silence http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/timeless-essay-george-washington-and-the-gift-of-silence.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/timeless-essay-george-washington-and-the-gift-of-silence.html#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:00:03 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=62803 (Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Dr. Stephen Klugewicz as he examines the gift of

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In the Beginning: Hesiod and the First Day of Creation http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/in-the-beginning-hesiod-and-the-first-day-of-creation.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/in-the-beginning-hesiod-and-the-first-day-of-creation.html#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:54 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=62901 Perhaps most readers are familiar with the account of the beginning of the universe found in the Bible: “1 God, at the

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What is the Vocation of the Language Teacher? http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/what-is-the-vocation-of-the-language-teacher.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/what-is-the-vocation-of-the-language-teacher.html#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2015 22:00:00 +0000 http://localhost/?p=664 At first glance, there would seem to be much work awaiting the teacher and scholar of language in the twenty-first century. The

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