About Jeffrey Polet

Jeffrey Polet is Professor of Political Science at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He is the author of works in American political thought, contemporary European political thought, religion, and politics, and constitutional law. He also helps direct the academic program for the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal.

Swerving Towards Modernism

By |2016-08-03T10:36:39-05:00November 30th, 2014|Categories: Christendom, Culture, Modernity, Reason|

Stephen Greenblatt’s Pulitzer Prize winning The Swerve: How The World Became Modern is a narrative in search of a story. The narrative is a simple and familiar one: the world became modern when the forces of reason, enlightenment, and human dignity replaced the benighted and repressive superstitions and hypocritical hierarchies of medieval Christendom. This emancipation [...]

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