About Virginia Arbery

Dr. Virginia Arbery is Associate Professor of Humanities at Wyoming Catholic College. She has a Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Dallas and has taught at the University of Dallas, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, St. Anselm College, Austin College, the University of Texas at Dallas, and Assumption College. A former Consultant to the National Center for Founding Documents (Boston University), her work on George Washington is included in Patriot Sage: George Washington and the American Political Tradition (ISI, 1999).

Constitutional Morality vs. Class Warfare: The Right Rhetoric for a Republic

By |2019-06-06T18:46:00-05:00July 9th, 2017|Categories: American Founding, Constitution, Featured, Federalist Papers, Republicanism, Rhetoric, Timeless Essays, Wyoming Catholic College|

For some time now, our political rhetoric has increasingly moved toward an opposition between classes, causing tension—indeed a kind of warfare—between what Aristotle called the few rich and the many poor. Our founders worked hard to bridge this gap… Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Virginia Arbery as [...]

Was There Something Unique to the Southerner?

By |2016-08-12T13:38:59-05:00July 23rd, 2016|Categories: Featured, Religion, Southern Agrarians, Wyoming Catholic College|

Science Some of the would-be defenders were the New Humanists of Allen Tate’s era. He criticized Paul Elmer More, Irving Babbitt, and Norman Foerster for their facile attempts to undo the de-humanizing effects of modern natural science. Generally speaking, they held that religion could be used to elevate society beyond the useful. Tate understood that [...]

Was Allen Tate a Revolutionist?

By |2017-12-10T08:51:33-06:00July 16th, 2016|Categories: Books, Conservatism, Featured, Literature, Religion, Southern Agrarians, Wyoming Catholic College|

Allen Tate’s contribution to I’ll Take My Stand poses a challenge. He concludes his “Remarks on Southern Religion” by stating that the way the Southerner can “take hold of his tradition” is by violence. In a group of essays that has eschewed a direct, political solution to the damaging cultural effects of industrialism, Tate challenges [...]

Constitutional Morality vs. Class Warfare: The Right Rhetoric for a Republic

By |2017-07-06T09:52:49-05:00September 14th, 2015|Categories: American Founding, Constitution, Featured, Morality, Wyoming Catholic College|

Every mid-term election, citizens of our republic are given the opportunity to judge whether each candidate’s rhetoric reflects our fundamental principles. To be sure, there are some irreconcilable differences among us, but, if as good citizens of a republic, we get our bearings by what we share, we will all the better be able to deliberate [...]

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