Myth and Magic in the Mundane: The Old Testament as Fantasy Literature

By |2015-01-16T12:11:25-05:00January 16th, 2015|Categories: Dwight Longenecker, History, Myth|Tags: |

As an English snob once said, “How odd of God to choose the Jews.” What is remarkable about the history of the Jewish people is that it is unremarkable. It is extraordinary because it is ordinary. In other words, the Hebrews did not build ziggurats and hanging gardens. They did not carve a mysterious [...]

Russell Kirk and the Roots (and Shoots) of American Order

By |2017-06-22T14:32:10-05:00January 9th, 2011|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Culture, Edmund Burke, Gleaves Whitney, Roots of American Order, Russell Kirk, Western Civilization|Tags: , |

Russell Kirk and the Roots of American Order Russell Kirk best tells the story of the West in The Roots of American Order. Now in its fourth edition, Roots is “simply one of the finest surveys of the classical, religious, and European influences on American political thought ever composed” (Lee Cheek). In his masterpiece, [...]