The Imaginative Conservative http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:36:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.6 Aristotle on the Contemplation of Being http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/contemplating-being-an-aristotelian-metaphysics-of-natural-piety.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/contemplating-being-an-aristotelian-metaphysics-of-natural-piety.html#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 05:00:57 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=69619 What can a philosopher’s metaphysical “intuition of being”[1] offer to society? I think the root philosophical difficulty, whenever we speak of politically

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Robert Frost: Imaginative Conservative http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/robert-frost-imaginative-conservative.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/robert-frost-imaginative-conservative.html#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 05:00:03 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=69194 Shortly before the death of Robert Frost, the editor of a selection of critical essays on the poet summarized the case for

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History on Proper Principles: The Legacy of Forrest McDonald http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/history-on-proper-principles-the-legacy-of-forrest-mcdonald.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/history-on-proper-principles-the-legacy-of-forrest-mcdonald.html#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 06:00:42 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=69459 Forrest McDonald did not set out to be a historian. Had he been able to hit a curveball, he would likely have

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Why Are Many Christians Supporting Trump? http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/why-are-many-christians-supporting-trump.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/why-are-many-christians-supporting-trump.html#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 23:00:25 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=69532 The recent speech delivered by Donald Trump at Liberty University, by far the largest conservative Christian institution of higher learning in the

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The Depths of Mozart’s Imagination http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/the-depths-of-mozarts-imagination.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/the-depths-of-mozarts-imagination.html#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:00:31 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=68839 Mozart wrote everything with a facility and rapidity, which perhaps at first sight could appear as carelessness or haste; and while writing

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The Top Ten Greatest Requiem Masses http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/ten-greatest-requiem-masses.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/ten-greatest-requiem-masses.html#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:30:39 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=66515 The Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead—the Requiem, sometimes called Missa pro Defunctis (or Defuncto) or Messe des Morts—is surely the most

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T.S. Eliot on Literary Decadence & Cultural Ruin http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/ts-eliot-literary-decadence-and-cultural-ruin.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/ts-eliot-literary-decadence-and-cultural-ruin.html#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:00:38 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=69188 T.S. Eliot’s slim book about moral and immoral fiction may surprise anyone who first comes upon a copy. After Strange Gods: A Primer

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Income Inequality, Liberty & the Founders http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/income-inequality-liberty-and-the-founders.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/income-inequality-liberty-and-the-founders.html#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:00:30 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=67512 We have been hearing a great deal about income inequality in recent days, particularly from Senator Bernie Sanders. Part of this interest

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Pre-Socratics or First Philosophers? http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/pre-socratics-or-first-philosophers.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/pre-socratics-or-first-philosophers.html#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:00:15 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=69275 Think how peculiar this appellation is: “Pre-Socratics.” A whole slew of thinkers, poetical, aphoristic, prosaic—condemned to be known as the precursors of

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The Forest and the ‘Faustian’ Soul http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/timeless-essays-the-forest-and-the-faustian-soul.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/timeless-essays-the-forest-and-the-faustian-soul.html#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 05:00:33 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=69181 Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to explore the importance of the idea of the forest to

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The Reptile in Winter: P.J. O’Rourke Gets Old http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/68984.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/68984.html#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 05:00:24 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=68984 There was a time a few decades ago when many people I knew did not merely want to be like P.J. O’Rourke,

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The City of Sin http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/the-city-of-sin.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/the-city-of-sin.html#comments Sun, 24 Jan 2016 20:00:06 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=68885 LO! Death hath rear’d himself a throne In a strange city, all alone, Far down within the dim west — Where the

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Should Yale Erase the Name of John C. Calhoun? http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/should-yale-erase-the-name-of-john-c-calhoun.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/should-yale-erase-the-name-of-john-c-calhoun.html#comments Sun, 24 Jan 2016 06:00:58 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=69355 The misguided effort to have Yale University rename Calhoun College is a sign that we contemporary Americans have a tendency to forget

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Myth and the Universal Longing http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/myth-and-the-universal-longing.html http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/myth-and-the-universal-longing.html#comments Sun, 24 Jan 2016 06:00:17 +0000 http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/?p=69337 The Greeks told the tragic story of Orpheus, the son of the great god Apollo. Orpheus was the master of music, the

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