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Benjamin Welton

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They're all around us No one will look you in the eye You don't know who to trust I'm looking around me And don't like what I see Corruption all around me cause these, These are the signs of the times    ...
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Charles Nodier, the French Romantic writer who lived through the hells of the Reign of Terror and the wars of Napoleon, once pontificated upon the deeper relationship between nature and language. Specifically, Nodier attempted to define separate...
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In a large part of the Western mindset, Russian culture only really existed in the nineteenth century. Before Vladimir Putin’s kleptocracy and before the horrific purges of the Soviets, Russia was, we are led to believe, a somewhat...
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Julias Evola's Passport Photo, 1940 Defining “Right-wing” is not an easy task. While Russell Kirk’s definition of conservatism is the rejection of ideology (which is materialist and, as Bradley J. Birzer puts it in “
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Ronald Knox, like his fellow Englishman G.K. Chesterton, was both a Roman Catholic and a detective fiction writer. Originally, it was Chesterton’s writing that lead Knox, a former Anglican priest at Trinity College, Oxford, towards converting to...
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When Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) debuted in December 1920, Erich Wolfgang Korngold was only 23. Mahler called him a genius at age 10 after hearing him play, while Puccini was a fan of the...
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Considering that it was influenced by the hokum that is astrology, Gustav Holst’s seven-movement orchestra The Planets, Op. 32 would seem like an odd choice for a discussion topic in The Imaginative Conservative. First introduced to...