Daniel J. Sundahl

About Daniel J. Sundahl

Daniel James Sundahl is Emeritus Professor at Hillsdale College, retiring after 35 years of teaching. He has an undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota and graduate degrees in United States Intellectual History from the University of Utah. He has lectured and published widely.

T.S. Eliot’s “The Cocktail Party”: The Language & Doctrine of Atonement

By |2020-12-15T10:37:44-06:00December 19th, 2020|Categories: Christianity, Culture, T.S. Eliot, Theater|

In the years between 1939 and 1949, T.S. Eliot’s task was to enshrine Christian martyrdom and to restore poetic drama. His most popular drama was “The Cocktail Party,” a comedy which develops dramatically into a philosophically darker spiritual trial and wrestles with the theme of atonement. In one of his manifesto letters to William [...]

Making America Great Again: Orestes Brownson on National Greatness

By |2020-10-26T16:08:45-05:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Catholicism, Government, Natural Law, Politics, Religion|

It’s time for Orestes Brownson to re-enter our contemporary political discourse, and on the campaign trail to remind us, first, that all just authority is from God, who instituted natural law, and also, that moral authority is not relative. I. The Brownson Revival In 1993 Peter J. Stanlis revisited Orestes Brownson’s political thought by [...]

Bleeding the Elm

By |2014-09-01T22:26:14-05:00November 14th, 2012|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Poetry, Russell Kirk|

Russell Kirk Mr. Birzer’s recent archeological dig into Dr. Kirk’s speech-writing unearthed a memory from now a quarter-century ago plus one, 1986, spring to be exact. Rusty Nichols, then Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Hillsdale College called me to his office. The purpose was to discuss some help for Russell Kirk who was [...]

Lachrimae Gementes

By |2014-01-23T09:06:11-06:00October 13th, 2012|Categories: Poetry|

It was when he stepped outside And stood there on his porch He knew he’d hear it once again, The phrase persistent to his memory. Three times now in less than half a year. He knew he’d need a logic once again, Some words to offer when the young girl called To ask for [...]

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