John Attarian

John Attarian

About John Attarian

John Attarian (1956-2004) was a free-lance writer with a Ph.D. in economics. He wrote for numerous national publications and was an editorial advisor to Modern Age.

Edmund Burke: Champion of Ordered Liberty

By |2019-06-17T16:50:08-06:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Conservatism, Edmund Burke, Liberty|Tags: |

Edmund Burke’s greatest service to liberty was to remind the world that freedom is anchored in a transcendent moral order and that for liberty to flourish, social and per­sonal order and morality must exist, and radical innovations must be shunned… Edmund Burke (1729-1797) is rightly renowned as the father of conservatism. In this bicentennial year [...]

Russell Kirk: A Worthy Tribute

By |2014-02-20T16:00:36-06:00November 20th, 2013|Categories: Russell Kirk|Tags: , |

The Unbought Grace of Life: Essays in Honor of Russell Kirk, edited by James E. Person Jr. This Festschrift was in galleys when Russell Kirk‘s health began failing. On learning of Kirk‘s decline, Sherwood Sugden photocopied the galleys and mailed them to Mecosta. The editor, James Person, a close friend of the Kirks, made the long [...]

Brave New World and the Flight from God

By |2019-08-29T15:24:50-06:00August 20th, 2013|Categories: Aldous Huxley, Books, Faith, Featured|Tags: |

Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932) is commonly seen as an indictment of both tyranny and technology. Huxley himself described its theme as “the advancement of science as it affects human individuals.”[1] Brave New World Revisited (1958) deplored its vision of the over orderly dystopia “where perfect efficiency left no room for freedom or [...]

Political Economy for Embodied Souls

By |2014-03-24T11:44:10-06:00September 11th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Economics, Political Economy, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

As American conservatism sifts its soul regarding political economy, scrutiny of the economic thought of Dr. Russell Kirk, who more than anyone else gave post-war conservatism coherence and intellectual respectability, is appropriate and timely. Kirk’s economics, and its treatment by modern conservatives, afford an invaluable perspective on this controversy. Kirk believed that economics has [...]