Coke’s Superblunder: Teaching the World to Sing in Perfect Discord

By |2016-10-13T16:00:56-05:00February 7th, 2014|Tags: |

Is Coke’s multilingual Superbowl commercial another milestone in the progressive march toward multiculturalism? With the exception of playing music together from the written page, perhaps nothing permits perfect harmony among men as much as being able to speak the other’s language. That is not to say that we cannot achieve harmony with others absent [...]

Ten Ways to Shop Like a Conscientious Conservative

By |2016-07-26T15:41:51-05:00November 29th, 2013|Tags: |

Yesterday we were thankful for the harvest, now we reward our year’s successes. I know how so many of you ladies get all warm and fuzzy inside, putting on your Christmassy sweaters, listening to Christmas music while driving to the mall with your sisters and besties to see it all decked out in decorations [...]

A Night of Kirk Ghost Stories at the Dead Philosophers Society

By |2018-10-25T15:53:14-05:00October 30th, 2013|Tags: |

The first talk by Russell Kirk biographer, James Person, tells of horror, terror and the frightful kidnapping of Russell Kirk’s wife. Harry Veryser, who was Russell Kirk’s ‘roommate’ when Kirk taught at Hillsdale College, tells of the ghosts, séances, exorcisms, and fiery deaths on Piety Hill, the ancestral home of Russell Kirk. [...]

Clockwork Blues: Hubris, Humility & The Minimum Wage

By |2013-12-19T10:26:27-05:00February 18th, 2013|Tags: |

President Obama buttered up the American taxeaters with his syrupy State of the Union address on Fat Tuesday night by tabling a massive stack of new spending proposals that are selling like hotcakes with folks who will never have to pick up the tab. If enacted, these proposals will pancake employers, batter investors, and [...]

Libraries and Bookplates

By |2014-12-10T10:43:19-05:00December 16th, 2012|Tags: |

The optimist says the glass is half full, the pessimist that it is half empty, and the imaginative conservative asks why the glass is twice the size of what it needs to be. He soon discovers that his cup always runneth over. Because the unbought grace of life cannot be purchased, it can be [...]

We Were All Wrong All Along: G.K. Chesterton

By |2016-02-12T15:28:35-05:00November 27th, 2012|Tags: |

It has now been several weeks since we imaginative conservatives woke up to the nightmare that President Obama had been reelected. It is time we wake from our delusional daydream for a future conservative order. It’s time we realize it’s morning in America again and that we have been blind to the glaring truth [...]

A Chestertonian Thanksgiving

By |2018-11-21T19:36:33-05:00November 22nd, 2012|Tags: |

There haven’t been many writers who exuded gratitude more than G.K. Chesterton. One could assemble a lovely article simply by stitching together his best insights about being humble, grateful, gracious and adventurous, so that’s just what I’ve done. Perhaps folks who are fretting their family get-togethers because of tenuous, tender tensions with their relatives [...]

The Party of Burke and Thoughts on the Present Discontents

By |2014-01-23T10:36:20-05:00November 5th, 2012|Tags: |

“The abyss of Hell itself seems to yawn before me,” Burke was to write in 1793 as the French Revolution continued its bloody march carrying the banner of ‘liberté, égalité, fraternité!’  “We are just on the verge of Darkness and one push drives us in.”  Many of us on the Right feel that America’s [...]

Reflections on Edmund Burke, Capitalism, and the Mob

By |2014-01-15T14:04:07-05:00October 26th, 2012|Tags: |

‘Mob’ is an interesting word because of its dual meaning.  It means not only ‘organized crime’, that is, a small group of men working corporately and criminally in their own self-interest, but it also means a large group of rancorous, disgruntled people rioting for special interests they share in common.  This irony is particularly [...]

The Permanent Things & Imaginative Conservatism (pt III)

By |2013-12-19T19:04:59-05:00June 8th, 2012|Tags: |

by Winston Elliott III & Darrin Moore This is the third and final video segment (see part I here, part II here) of “The Permanent Things & Imaginative Conservatism”, the recent discussion of conservatism and the American Republic with host Darrin Moore & editor of The Imaginative Conservative, Winston Elliott, on WAAM Radio Talk1600 in Ann Arbor, [...]

The Permanent Things & Imaginative Conservatism (pt II)

By |2013-12-19T19:18:45-05:00June 5th, 2012|Tags: |

by Winston Elliott III & Darrin Moore Below is the second of three video segments (see part I here and part III here) of “The Permanent Things & Imaginative Conservatism”, the recent discussion of conservatism and the American Republic with host Darrin Moore & editor of The Imaginative Conservative, Winston Elliott, on WAAM Radio [...]

The Permanent Things & Imaginative Conservatism (pt I)

By |2013-12-19T19:15:50-05:00May 25th, 2012|Tags: |

by Winston Elliott III & Darrin Moore Below is the first of three video segments of “The Permanent Things & Imaginative Conservatism”, the recent discussion of conservatism and the American Republic with host Darrin Moore & editor of The Imaginative Conservative, Winston Elliott, on WAAM Radio Talk1600 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. More to come… [...]

Russell Kirk and the Swords of Imagination

By |2014-01-10T22:16:09-05:00May 16th, 2012|Tags: |

The battle for our future is being fought within the imaginations of men. This has always been so. Russell Kirk explained: “All great systems, ethical or political, attain their ascendency over the minds of men by virtue of their appeal to the imagination; and when they cease to touch the chords of wonder and [...]