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John M. Vella

About John M. Vella

John M. Vella is editor of Crisis Magazine. From 1995 to 2008, he served as managing editor of Modern Age: A Quarterly Review published by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI). He served as publications manager at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.

Worthy Conservatism

By |2016-05-09T11:47:29-05:00November 17th, 2014|Categories: Conservatism, Featured, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

In 1955, in the pages of Commonweal magazine, Russell Kirk sought to explain the gradual disappearance of serious journals of opinion in the United States and Britain. He offered several possible reasons for this trend: hard economic times and the material sacrifices required to fight two world wars. Yet these causes did not suffice. [...]

Thomas More: Virtuous Statesman

By |2017-10-31T13:23:19-05:00August 23rd, 2014|Categories: Books, Christendom, Cicero, Classics, Protestant Reformation, Thomas More|Tags: |

Thomas More on Statesmanship, by Gerard Wegemer. If there is one historical figure whose life and work most closely resembled that of Sir Thomas More, it would likely be the Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero. As some scholars have noted, Cicero, like More, was a statesman highly honored by Renaissance humanists for his many admirable qualities. He was a successful barrister, a [...]