Edward Ericson

Edward Ericson

About Edward Ericson

Edward E. Ericson, Jr. (1939-2017) was Professor Emeritus of English at Calvin College. He is the author of Solzhenitsyn and the Modern World/a> , and he also served as the editor of the abridged, single-volume version of The Gulag Archipelego , which was authorized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Christian, Therefore, Conservative

By |2019-01-16T11:36:34-06:00December 25th, 2017|Categories: Christianity, Civil Society, Conservatism, History, Russell Kirk, Western Civilization, Western Tradition|

The great tradition of Western culture has proven peculiarly absorptive; it has brought influences from many disparate sources into a rich conversation. But it is Christianity that has for centuries formed its core. And it is, above all, this core to which “conservatism at its highest” remains faithful… The question before us is whether [...]

Living Conservatism: Burke and Tocqueville

By |2013-11-21T11:41:11-06:00January 7th, 2013|Categories: Alexis de Tocqueville, Books, Bruce Frohnen, Conservatism, Edmund Burke|Tags: |

Virtue and the Promise of Conservatism: the Legacy of Burke and Tocqueville, by Bruce Frohnen. Conservatism lives. It continues to exercise its power over bright young minds. It also shows us a way of life, how to live. For these assertions there could be no better evidence than Bruce Frohnen’s Virtue and the Promise of [...]

Solzhenitsyn, Russell Kirk, and the Moral Imagination

By |2019-07-23T15:04:46-06:00March 30th, 2012|Categories: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Featured, Ideology, Moral Imagination, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

In the summer of 2003, I had to vacate my college office. With limited file-cabinet space at home, I had to lighten my files drastically. Reading and skimming my way along, I relived many episodes, including ones that I had quite forgotten. Also, I came upon old essays and reviews by various hands. One [...]