The Human Republic: Cato and Cora

By |2018-08-17T10:36:20-05:00February 13th, 2014|

During his famous and well-attended University of Pennsylvania lectures of 1790 and 1791, James Wilson attempted to define the ideas of the American founding period. Others had done the same thing, or soon would, in a comprehensive fashion. The very first history of the revolution appeared in 1789, written by southerner David Ramsey. In [...]

Virtue in Addison’s Cato

By |2018-08-17T10:13:12-05:00March 19th, 2013|

Aeneas emerged from the flaming ruins of Troy with his father on his back, his son at his side, and his hope in the prophecy of Rome. Bearing his household gods across the sea, he founded a new nation that eventually dominated the known world. Although remembered as one of the greatest powers in human [...]

A Very Cato Christmas

By |2014-12-10T10:38:59-05:00December 18th, 2012|Tags: |

Now well into the third century since our nation’s birth, imaginative conservatives can’t help but wonder where we might be in the life of the Republic. It is instructive to note that when our Founders were preparing to give birth to our Republic, they were imagining the end of the Roman Republic and pondering how to [...]