Virgil on Pietas

By |2019-04-16T22:08:10-05:00April 16th, 2019|

I’m glad to see that your age has not forgotten Rome. But please, children of the future, do not think that Rome was only a city or an empire or a people. She was also an idea, the noblest idea the world has ever known. And behind that idea was a single word: pietas. [...]

The Necessity of Stories

By |2016-10-24T10:04:43-05:00December 26th, 2012|Tags: |

Last week, two of my Twitter friends (and friends of The Imaginative Conservative: @hencole and @Sir_Geechie) were happily discussing the 1965 Russell Kirk piece on Malcolm X; the one Winston graciously posted. After @henrole called it a birthday gift of sorts, @Sir_Geechie replied, “You know folks want narrative not knowledge.” I have found each of [...]