T.E. Hulme on the Religious Attitude

By |2020-02-09T02:16:32-06:00February 8th, 2020|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Christian Humanism, Conservatism, Modernity, Senior Contributors, T.E. Hulme|

“Man is in no sense perfect, but a wretched creature who can yet apprehend perfection.”—T.E. Hulme The mediocrity and driftless purposelessness of liberalism had permeated and shattered true humanist culture at the turn of the nineteenth-to-the-twentieth century, the great historian and man of letters Christopher Dawson feared. Too many unthinking liberals had tried to [...]

Hulme Reconsidered and Reappreciated

By |2015-01-07T13:59:49-06:00September 24th, 2013|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Poetry, T.E. Hulme|

T. E. Hulme A few years ago, I had the privilege of writing an essay for The Imaginative Conservative about the almost nearly forgotten Cambridge man of letters and poet, T.E. Hulme (1883-1917). It is one of the pieces of which, frankly, I am most proud to have written in my professional life. It’s also the kind [...]

T.E. Hulme: The First Conservative of the Twentieth Century

By |2017-07-07T10:40:19-05:00July 30th, 2010|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Christian Humanism, Conservatism, Culture, Modernity, T.E. Hulme, T.S. Eliot|

T. E. Hulme History should never have forgotten T.E. Hulme, and we would do well to remember him and what he wrote. Indeed, the German shell that took his life in the early autumn of 1917 might have changed a considerable part of the twentieth century by removing Hulme from it. Our [...]