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About Alex Meregaglia

Alex Meregaglia is a graduate of Hillsdale College's American Studies Program.

Economics: “The Not-So-Dismal Science”?

By |2017-07-10T15:12:46-05:00April 14th, 2011|Categories: Economics, Political Economy, Wilhelm Roepke|

The title of this essay takes its name, in part, from a speech that William McGurn delivered recently at Hillsdale College. Mr. McGurn served as the chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush from 2006-2008 and is currently the vice president of News Corporation. In his speech, Mr. McGurn sought to look at the claim [...]

An Introduction to the Short Stories of Russell Kirk: “Not Written for Children”

By |2017-06-27T15:27:43-05:00March 15th, 2011|Categories: Ancestral Shadows, Conservatism, Featured, Literature, Russell Kirk|

As Russell Kirk recounted in “A Cautionary Note on the Ghostly Tale,” all ghost tales must have “some clear premise about the character of human existence–some theological premise” according to Gerald Head (402). Kirk certainly took this to heart when writing his numerous ghostly tales over some thirty-year period. Taken as a whole, the [...]

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