Brittany Baldwin

Brittany Baldwin has a B.A. in American Studies from Hillsdale College. She is the Coordinator of the George Washington Fellowship Program of the Kirby Center at Hillsdale College. Essays by Brittany Baldwin on TIC.




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J.R. Baldwin has a B.A. in American Studies from Hillsdale College. She is a managing editor at Ignitum Today, co-edits The Bright Maidens, writes at Progarchy and reviews books. Essays by J.R. Baldwin on TIC.




John Barnes writes from Montana, where he works in public relations and politics. Happily living in the empire’s western hinterlands, he is literally and symbolically almost as far away from Washington DC and New York City as one can be in the lower 48. He spent his undergraduate years at Hillsdale College in Michigan and holds a graduate degree in history from Utah State University. Essays by John Barnes on TIC.


brad_birzer_interview-150x150Bradley J. Birzer is the co-founder of The Imaginative Conservative and Russell Amos Kirk Chair in History at Hillsdale College.   Dr. Birzer is author of American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll, Sanctifying the World: the Augustinian Life and Mind of Christopher Dawson, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth, co-editor of The American Democrat and Other Political Writings by James Fenimore Cooper, and co-author of The American West. He is author of The Humane Republic: The Imagination of Russell Kirk (forthcoming, University Press of Kentucky). Essays by Bradley J. Birzer on TIC.

eva brannEva Brann is a distinguished and long-serving tutor at St. John’s College, Annapolis. Dr. Brann received her Ph.D. in Archeology from Yale and is the author of numerous works on Greek poetry and philosophy. Her works include: Paradoxes of Education in a RepublicThe Past-Present: Selected Writings of Eva BrannWhat, Then, Is Time?Homeric Moments, Feeling Our Feelings, and The Logos of Heraclitus. Dr. Brann has also published translations of Plato’s Sophist and Plato’s Phaedo. In 2005, Dr. Brann was the  National Humanities Medal recipient. Essays by Eva Brann on TIC.


Clinton A. Brand is English Department Chair at the University of St. Thomas. He teaches courses on Shakespeare, Milton, 17th Century poetry, and the classical literary tradition. He received his Ph.D. in English Literature from Vanderbilt University. He was a Richard M. Weaver Graduate Fellow and received his B.A. from the University of Dallas. Essays by Clinton Brand on TIC.




Sean Busick is Associate Professor of History at Athens State University and President of the William Gilmore Simms Society. He is the author of A Sober Desire for History: William Gilmore Simms as Historian (USC Press, 2005) and other books. Essays by Sean Busick on TIC.


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George W. Carey (1933-2013) was Professor of Government at Georgetown University. He was the author of In Defense of the Constitution and The Federalist: Design for a Constitutional Republic. He was co-author, with Willmoore Kendall, of The Basic Symbols of the American Political Tradition. He was also co-editor of numerous books including The Federalist Papers: The Gideon Edition, The Most Dangerous Branch: The Judicial Assault on American Culture and Community and Tradition. Essays by George Carey on TIC.

StratfordStratford Caldecott MA (Oxon.), STD, is the editor of the Humanum Review, and co-editor of Second Spring and the UK/Ireland edition of Magnificat. Formerly a senior editor at Routledge and T&T Clark, he is the author of Beauty for Truth’s SakeBeauty in the Word, All Things Made NewThe Power of the RingThe Seven Sacramentsand The Radiance of Being. Dr. Caldecott is a Research Fellow at St. Benet’s Hall, Oxford. Essays by Stratford Caldecott on TIC.


H. Lee Cheek

H. Lee Cheek, Jr., Ph.D., is Professor of Political Science and Religion at the University of North Georgia, and Senior Fellow of Alexander Hamilton Institute. His books include Political Philosophy and Cultural Renewal, The Founding of the American RepublicCalhoun and Popular Rule, Order and Legitimacy, among others. Essays by Lee Cheek on TIC.


Mike Church

Mike Church is the host of The Mike Church Show on Sirius Satellite Radio. A radio talk show host, author, filmmaker, and singer/songwriter, he is best known for his fearless ability to skewer liberals and fake conservatives with searing, in‐depth analysis. He was named “The Most Radical Man On The Radio” by “The American Conservative.” He can be heard on Sirius XM Patriot Channel 166 & 14 from 6:00-9:00 a.m. (EST) Monday through Friday. Essays by Mike Church on TIC.


Glenn Davis


Glenn A. Davis is the Academic Dean at All Saints Episcopal School in Lubbock, Texas where he teaches Latin and Russian. He holds a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His dissertation topic was Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s historical imagination. He has published in the Slavic and East European Journal, Christianity and Literature, Modern Age, and Humanitas. Essays by Glenn A. Davis on TIC.

BJE-portrait-e1368634757954-150x150Barbara J. Elliott is the President of the Center for Cultural Renewal  and Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts in the Honors College of Houston Baptist University. She is the founder of the WorkFaith Connection, which transitions people from prison, homelessness, and unemployment into a new job and a new life.  She is the author of five books, including Street Saints: Renewing America’s Cities.  She received the Roosevelt Award for Human Rights from the President of the United States in 2001. Essays by Barbara J. Elliott on TIC.

Bruce-Frohnen-e1368634937744-150x150Bruce P. Frohnen is Professor of Law at the Ohio Northern University College of Law. He is the author of Virtue and the Promise of Conservatism: The Legacy of Burke and Tocqueville, The New Communitarians and The Crisis of Modern Liberalism and editor (with George Carey) of Community and Tradition: Conservative Perspectives on the American Experience. Essays by Bruce P. Frohnen on TIC


Bradley G. Green

Bradley G. Green teaches theology at Union University, and was a co-founder of Augustine School, a Christian liberal arts school, both of which are in Jackson, Tennessee.  He is the author of The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life, and has published essays and reviews in such publications as Touchstone, Chronicles, and International Journal of Systematic Theology. Essays by Dr. Bradley G. Green on TIC.

Stephen-Klugewicz-150x150Stephen Klugewicz is the president of Franklin’s Opus, which educates teachers about history and the principles of the American Republic. Dr. Klugewicz served as headmaster of Regina Luminis Academy, as director of education at the National Constitution Center, and as executive director of the Collegiate Network. He is the co-editor of History on Proper Principles: Essays in Honor of Forrest McDonald and Founders and the Constitution: In Their Own Words. Essays by Stephen Klugewicz on TIC.

peter-lawler-e1368635135650-150x150Peter Augustine Lawler is Dana Professor of Political Science at Berry College in Georgia. He is the editor of the quarterly journal Perspectives in Political Science and is the author of Postmodernism Rightly Understood: The Return to Realism in American Thought and Aliens in America: The Strange Truth about Our Souls and Modern and American Dignity: Who We Are as Persons, and What That Means for Our Future. Essays by Peter Augustine Lawler on TIC.


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Ben Lockerd is Professor of English and Director of the English M.A. Program at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He has written articles on a variety of literary topics, and he is the author of The Sacred Marriage: Psychic Integration in “The Faerie Queene” and Aethereal Rumours: T. S. Eliot’s Physics and Poetics. He was President of the T. S. Eliot Society and he writes an annual review of Eliot scholarship for American Literary Scholarship. Essays by Ben Lockerd on TIC.

mark-malvasi-e1368636100457-150x150-1Mark Malvasi teaches history at Randolph-Macon College. He is the author of The Unregenerate South: The Agrarian Thought of John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, and Donald Davidson and Slavery in the Western Hemisphere Circa 1500-1888. His most recent book is The Finder, a collection of poems, published by Cranberry Tree Press in 2013. Essays by Mark Malvasi on TIC.

masty-kabul-tic-e1368636249213-150x150-1Stephen Masty has been a journalist, a development expert, and a speechwriter for three US presidents, British royalty and heads of government in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. He has spent most of his adulthood working in South Asia including Afghanistan, and he is presently a writer, poet and artist in Kathmandu. Essays by Stephen Masty on TIC


joseph-pearce-e1368636458713-150x150-1Joseph Pearce is writer in residence at Thomas More College in New Hampshire. His works include: G.K. Chesterton: Wisdom and InnocenceLiterary ConvertsTolkien: Man and MythSolzhenitsyn: A Soul in ExileThe Quest for Shakespeare and Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc. He is the series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions, and editor of the St. Austin Review. Mr. Pearce has hosted two television series for EWTN on Shakespeare’s Catholicism. Essays by Joseph Pearce on TIC.

Claes-ryn-e1368636552490-150x150Claes G. Ryn is professor of politics at the Catholic University of America. His books include Democracy and the Ethical Life, Will, Imagination and Reason, A Common Human GroundAmerica the Virtuous and  A Desperate Man. He is chairman of the National Humanities Institute, editor of Humanitasand president of the Academy of Philosophy and Letters. He was named Honorary Professor at Beijing Normal University in 2012. Essays by Claes G. Ryn on TIC.

Gleaves-Whitney-e1368636642139-150x150-1Gleaves Whitney is the director of Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. Mr. Whitney has written, edited, or contributed to several books, including John Engler: The Man, the Leader & the Legacy, American Presidents: Farewell Messages to the Nation, and the revised edition of Russell Kirk’s The American Cause. Essays by Gleaves Whitney on TIC.


John-Willson-hat-150x150John Willson is professor of history emeritus, Hillsdale College. His work has been published in Modern Age, Imprimis, and the University Bookman, and he contributed to Reflections on the French Revolution. Dr. Willson is past President of the Philadelphia Society. Essays by John Willson on TIC.



Robert Woods

Robert M. Woods is the Director of the Great Books Honors College and Professor of Great Books at Faulkner University. His work has been published in several journals and he writes regularly for his website Musings of a Christian Humanist. Essays by Robert M. Woods on TIC.



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