What is Honor?

By |2018-10-16T15:25:58-05:00June 7th, 2014|Categories: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Aristotle, Classics, Culture|Tags: |

I. Introduction There was a time in days gone by when honor was the driving force behind the life of every great, good, and decent man. Every action of his hand, every thought that found its way from the mind to the mouth and past the lips, every motivation for every endeavor worthy of [...]

The Baseball Code: A League of Extraordinary Gentlemanliness

By |2018-03-09T14:44:17-05:00August 25th, 2013|Categories: Baseball, Stephen M. Klugewicz|Tags: |

The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again.— Terrence Mann, in “Field of Dreams” The National Football League recently announced that it would be more strictly enforcing rules against [...]

Russell Kirk: An Old House Dies With Love and Honor

By |2016-07-26T15:46:30-05:00April 21st, 2013|Categories: Ash Wednesday, Bradley J. Birzer, Moral Imagination, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

[For those of us blessed enough to have visited Russell Kirk’s Piety Hill, we already know what charms have settled over the place, become one with the surrounding woods, the architecture, and the very home itself.] Annette Kirk, that uncontainable force of nature, is, of course, the perfect hostess. And, who would not be [...]

Russell Kirk’s "Southern Valor"

By |2017-02-03T11:43:50-05:00September 18th, 2012|Categories: Clyde Wilson, Conservatism, John Randolph of Roanoke, Russell Kirk, South|Tags: , |

M.E. Bradford, who departed this vale of tears one year before his friend Russell Kirk, published an appreciation of Kirk in the pages of The Intercollegiate Review eighteen years ago. He likened Kirk, aptly, to his “neglected predecessor in American thought,” Orestes Brownson. Brownson was a widely learned and deeply earnest conservative democrat of [...]