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Conservative Reform, Chesterton, and the Chieftains

By |2018-12-05T11:53:14-06:00March 25th, 2015|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Conservatism, G.K. Chesterton, Peter A. Lawler|Tags: |

I need to preach from a Christian text. Being Catholic, I often don’t think of the Bible first in searching for said text. We’ve been reading Chesterton’s Orthodoxy in my little side seminar on Christian political thought. Before Chesterton, we read Pascal and Saint Augustine. And that prepared one of my students to criticize [...]

Why Pierre Manent Should Be on Your Bookshelf

By |2015-03-24T17:08:49-06:00March 19th, 2015|Categories: Alexis de Tocqueville, Books, Featured, Peter A. Lawler|Tags: |

So I have in my hands the galleys of our Ralph Hancock’s lovingly expert translation of Pierre Manent’s Seeing Things Politically. Let me explain why you should buy it from St. Augustine’s Press as soon as it comes out. Pierre Manent is probably the most deeply original, broadly erudite, and genuinely politically engaged thinker [...]