The Imaginative Conservative http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org Sun, 02 Aug 2015 22:00:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Are Self-Evident Truths True? http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/are-self-evident-truths-true-declaration-of-independence.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/are-self-evident-truths-true-declaration-of-independence.html#comments Sun, 02 Aug 2015 22:00:04 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=61545 Is there a political philosophy in the Declaration of Independence? One step toward answering this question—not the only step, but from the

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Death http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/death.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/death.html#comments Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:00:04 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=61540 Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality. We slowly

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The Rise of the Victim Bully http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/the-rise-of-the-victim-bully.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/the-rise-of-the-victim-bully.html#comments Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:00:49 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=61847 One of Christianity’s contributions to civilization has been a startling compassion for the victim. As René Girard has pointed out, from the

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Saving the Christian State http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/saving-the-christian-state.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/saving-the-christian-state.html#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 21:30:17 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=61754 Let’s get straight to the point. We no longer live in a culturally Christian state. We do not live in a robust

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The Ignoble Art of Cyber-Mugging http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/the-ignoble-art-of-cyber-mugging.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/08/the-ignoble-art-of-cyber-mugging.html#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:27 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=61805 We’re all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars. —Oscar Wilde In July, The Imaginative Conservative celebrated its

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English Letters in the Age of Boredom http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/english-letters-in-the-age-of-boredom-2.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/english-letters-in-the-age-of-boredom-2.html#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:00:24 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=61518 Some day I shall write a book with the title The Age of Eliot. The span of Mr. T. S. Eliot’s life,

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Tolkien: The Man and the Myth-Maker http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/tolkien-the-man-and-tolkien-the-myth-maker.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/tolkien-the-man-and-tolkien-the-myth-maker.html#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:00:57 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=61774 Remembering Tolkien and the Silmarillion (Harold Shaw, 1976). Unless you’re familiar with the excellent Wade Center, the chances are good you’ve never

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Our Cultural Mess http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/our-cultural-mess.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/our-cultural-mess.html#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:00:39 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=61784 Given the latest battle Catholics have lost in America’s Culture War, I asked myself, how did we get into this mess? What

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Why Yankees Won’t (and Can’t) Leave the South Alone http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/why-yankees-wont-and-cant-leave-the-south-alone.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/why-yankees-wont-and-cant-leave-the-south-alone.html#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:00:10 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=61524 Southerners rarely while away their leisure hours by contemplating Yankees, for there is no point in thinking of unpleasant things if one

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Is Equality Greater than Freedom? http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/is-equality-greater-than-freedom.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/is-equality-greater-than-freedom.html#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:00:38 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=61503 Democracy in America Book 2. Influence of Democracy on the Feelings of Americans Chapter I: Why Democratic Nations Show a More Ardent and

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Treason from Within http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/cicero-treason-from-within.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/cicero-treason-from-within.html#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:00:00 +0000 http://localhost/?p=89 A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates

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Dante’s Global Vision: Seeing & Being Seen in the “Divine Comedy” http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/dantes-global-vision-seeing-and-being-seen-in-the-divine-comedy.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/dantes-global-vision-seeing-and-being-seen-in-the-divine-comedy.html#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:00:01 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=60999 “The things of friends are common.” —Greek proverb (quoted by Socrates in the Phaedrus) It is a pleasure to be with you today,

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Telling Lies http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/telling-lies.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/telling-lies.html#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:50:02 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=61590 The first lecture of the school year is, by an old tradition, dedicated to the freshmen among us. Whether you are speaking or

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Is “Paradise Lost” a Christian Poem? http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/is-paradise-lost-a-christian-poem.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/07/is-paradise-lost-a-christian-poem.html#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:00:21 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=57761 The concepts of the Apollonian and Dionysian are famously invoked by Nietzsche in the context of Greek drama, but not in such a

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