Alasdair MacIntyre

Local Politics: Small May Not Be Beautiful, But It’s What We’ve Got

By |2016-08-22T10:30:58-05:00January 3rd, 2013|Categories: Books, Bruce Frohnen, Christianity, Community, Culture, Economics, Modernity, Political Economy|Tags: |

What matters at this stage is the construction of local forms of community within which civility and the intellectual and moral life can be sustained through the new dark ages which are already upon us.—Alasdair MacIntyre in After Virtue MacIntyre’s brilliant critique of modernity and its many failings was published almost thirty years ago. Its [...]

Have we Reached a Turning Point? Alasdair MacIntyre

By |2017-06-29T14:49:23-05:00May 19th, 2011|Categories: Culture, Quotation|Tags: |

A crucial turning point in that earlier history occurred when men and women of good will turned aside from the task of shoring up the Roman imperium and ceased to identify the continuation of civility and moral community with the maintenance of that imperium. What they set themselves to achieve instead…was the construction of [...]

A Response to The Founding Fathers – Our First Neocons?

By |2017-06-15T16:10:37-05:00August 9th, 2010|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Conservatism, John Creech, Politics, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

Very insightful analysis, Gleaves (see The Founding Fathers—Our First Neocons?). You leave us with a number of good questions that need answering in order to develop a consistent, well-defined understanding of what it means to be conservative. Without venturing an answer to these questions, I do want to point out that your underlying assumption appears [...]