The Imaginative Conservative http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org Thu, 03 Sep 2015 05:12:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Russian Intrigue: Déjà vu All Over Again http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/09/russian-intrigue-deja-vu-all-over-again.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/09/russian-intrigue-deja-vu-all-over-again.html#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 05:00:17 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=62981 Britannia & the Bear: The Anglo-Russian Intelligence Wars 1917-1929, by Victor Madeira (The Boydell Press, UK) Another cache of secret documents may not

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Chaucer and the Modern World http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/09/chaucer-and-the-modern-world.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/09/chaucer-and-the-modern-world.html#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:00:07 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=63154 Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. The more things change, the more they remain the same. As with so many

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Is History Subjective? http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/09/is-history-subjective.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/09/is-history-subjective.html#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:00:02 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=61870 History is a mode of thinking that wrenches the past out of context and sequence, out of the way it really happened,

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Hans Urs von Balthasar & the Dramatic Project of Theology http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/09/hans-urs-von-balthasar-the-most-dramatic-project-undertaken-by-theology.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/09/hans-urs-von-balthasar-the-most-dramatic-project-undertaken-by-theology.html#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:00:07 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=62910 Hans Urs von Balthasar, in Volume IV (The Action) of Theo-Drama, arguably his most innovative theological work, contains a very brief discussion

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“Plato’s Theory of Ideas” http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/09/platos-theory-of-ideas.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/09/platos-theory-of-ideas.html#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:00:05 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=63013 My subject, as proposed, is “Plato’s Theory of Ideas.” Whether that subject actually interests you, or you think that it ought to

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The Centenary of “The Silmarillion”: Celebrating Two Tolkiens http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/09/the-centenary-of-the-silmarillion-celebrating-two-tolkiens.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/09/the-centenary-of-the-silmarillion-celebrating-two-tolkiens.html#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:16 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=63110 This weekend, I completed The Silmarillion. Not my first time. In fact, I have read The Silmarillion so many times since the

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When Books Die, All at Once http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/timeless-essays-when-books-die-all-at-once.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/timeless-essays-when-books-die-all-at-once.html#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:00:08 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=63044 (Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Stephen Masty as he examines illiteracy and the death

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The Virtues of Arrogance http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/the-virtues-of-arrogance.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/the-virtues-of-arrogance.html#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:49 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=63198 Person using drugs on having his offer to share refused—“You think you’re better than me?” Person doing the refusing—“Of course I am,

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A Grandmother’s Life, Death, and Resurrection http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/grandmothers-life-death-resurrection.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/grandmothers-life-death-resurrection.html#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:00:45 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=61397 My grandmother proposed to my wife months before I did. They’d just met the day before, but Grandma, a no-nonsense New Englander,

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Fern Hill http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/fern-hill.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/fern-hill.html#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:00:10 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=62838 Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green,

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Walking with C. S. Lewis http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/walking-with-c-s-lewis.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/walking-with-c-s-lewis.html#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 05:00:51 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=62962 I have always been a keen walker, or “hiker” in the American idiom. I have ambled, rambled, scrambled or otherwise perambulated across

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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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