An Ode to Great Books and a Beautiful Library

By |2018-12-12T17:59:00-05:00May 29th, 2016|

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Will Durant and me as we contemplate bibliophilic exuberance. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher “If I were rich I would have many books, and I would pamper myself with bindings bright to the eye and soft to the touch, in paper generously [...]

Presidential Libraries: Treason to a Republic

By |2015-01-16T12:15:36-05:00January 6th, 2015|

It seems that there is trouble in the liberal land of rainbows and butterflies, at least if you are a Democrat. What to do for poor President Barack Obama and what has become mandatory for every former president since Herbert Hoover: the establishment of a working, viable, and monstrous presidential library. It is nearly [...]

Chesterton’s Library Resurrected

By |2016-02-12T15:28:32-05:00January 13th, 2013|

Much of Britain’s literary heritage may be found in America, from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C, to the manuscripts and letters of famous authors housed in wealthy universities from coast to coast. Not so for G. K. Chesterton’s own collection of his books and periodicals, and personal effects down to his hat, [...]

I have always Imagined that Paradise will be a kind of Library

By |2016-05-24T15:01:53-05:00January 7th, 2013|

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.—Jorge Luis Borges A man’s library is a sort of harem. — Ralph Waldo Emerson We hope you will join us in The Imaginative Conservative community. The Imaginative Conservative is an on-line journal for those who seek the True, the Good and the Beautiful. [...]

An Ode to Great Books and a Beautiful Library

By |2017-06-26T16:51:52-05:00February 25th, 2011|

“If I were rich I would have many books, and I would pamper myself with bindings bright to the eye and soft to the touch, in paper generously opaque, and type such as men designed when printing was very young. I would dress my gods in leather and gold, and burn candles of worship [...]