Robert Reilly

About Robert Reilly

Robert R. Reilly (born 1946) is a writer and senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council. He is the author of several books, including The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis, Surprised by Beauty: A Listener's Guide to the Recovery of Modern Music, and Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything.

Culture: On the Way Down

By |2013-07-13T09:06:43-05:00June 26th, 2012|Categories: Politics|Tags: |

by Robert Reilly When I was a child, I thought that living through a degenerate period would be great fun – one big party. Guns blazing, fast cars, beautiful girls, plenty of adult beverages – at least that was my idea of it from having watched movies about the Roaring Twenties with James Cagney. [...]

The Music of the Spheres

By |2014-05-24T10:55:56-05:00February 14th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , |

“[In] sound itself, there is a readiness to be ordered by the spirit and this is seen at its most sublime in music.” —Max Picard Despite the popular Romantic conception of creative artists as inspired madmen, composers are not idiots savants, distilling their musical inspiration from the ether. Rather, in their creative work they [...]

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