Neither Greek Nor Jew, Neither Male Nor Female, Neither Left Nor Right

By |2017-06-05T12:30:04-05:00December 2nd, 2012|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Christendom, Conservatism, Libertarianism, Ordered Liberty, Western Civilization|

The other day, I had the occasion to look over some of my past essays at The Imaginative Conservative. Much to my surprise, I’m quickly approaching my 250th essay. I might actually have reached and passed this number. Because I’ve failed to label my essays correctly, I am probably over 250 essays. Officially, though, Google [...]

Faith and Freedom: Why Liberty Requires Christianity

By |2020-04-13T00:16:50-05:00October 13th, 2012|Categories: Christendom, Christianity, Joseph Pearce, Ordered Liberty, Politics|Tags: |

In an age that seems to believe that Christianity is an obstacle to liberty it will prove provocative to insist, contrary to such belief, that Christian faith is essential to liberty’s very existence. Yet, as counter-intuitive as it may seem to disciples of the progressivist zeitgeist, it must be insisted that faith enshrines freedom. Without [...]

Three Pillars of Order: Edmund Burke, Samuel Johnson, Adam Smith

By |2021-01-07T11:21:29-06:00November 22nd, 2011|Categories: Adam Smith, Conservatism, Edmund Burke, Order, Ordered Liberty, RAK, Russell Kirk|Tags: , |

What Matthew Arnold called “an epoch of concentration” impends over the English-speaking nations. The revolutionary impulses and the social enthusiasms that dominated our century since their great explosion in Russia are now confronted by a countervailing physical and intellectual force. Fanatic ideology has been, in essence, rebellion against the old moral order of our civilization. [...]

In God’s Own Good Time: Reflections upon American Order

By |2021-01-07T11:18:23-06:00November 7th, 2011|Categories: Order, Ordered Liberty, RAK, Roots of American Order, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

Imagine a man travelling through the night, without a guide, thinking continually of the direction he wishes to follow. That is the image of a man in search of order, says Simone Weil: “Such a traveler’s way is lit by a great hope.” Above even food and shelter, she continues, we must have order. The [...]

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