Happy Birthday Batman!

By |2015-01-06T13:51:37-06:00July 23rd, 2014|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer|Tags: |

Almost exactly a year ago, I came out of the closet. I admitted it to the world and without reservations. I was and remain a Batman devotee. Much to my surprise, a lot of The Imaginative Conservative’s readers are also rather fond of Batman. So, in my weirdness (at least in this particular one), I am [...]

Batman: Western Man & Legend

By |2015-01-07T14:15:09-06:00August 6th, 2013|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Culture, Heroism|Tags: |

I’m a Batman snob. There, I’ve admitted it. And, I’ve been a Batman snob since I was a kid in the mid 1970s when I first became aware of the mythic superhero. And, though I don’t collect comics anymore (too time consuming and too money consuming), I have a fairly good collection of Batman, Green [...]

From Aeneas to Batman: Myth and History

By |2016-02-12T15:28:42-06:00November 1st, 2011|Categories: Aeneid, Bradley J. Birzer, C.S. Lewis, Christian Humanism, Christianity, Christopher Dawson, Classics, Conservatism, Featured, Film, J.R.R. Tolkien, Literature, Myth, Virgil|Tags: , |

With stealth and no small amount of cowardice, the Greeks creep out of their strange gift, a large wooden horse, under the cover of night and safely within the locked city walls. Rather than face Aeneas and the Trojans as men in battle, the Greeks unlock the gates, letting their murderous comrades in, and proceed [...]

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