Facebook and the End of Civilization

By |2014-12-11T11:09:02-06:00December 9th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Featured, Social Institutions|Tags: |

There has occurred at some point in these last fifty years, a terrible corruption of dystopian fiction. Of course dystopian works are arguably the corruption of utopian works, which were the corruption of serious political philosophy. Plato in his Republic described the good place. Thomas More in his Utopia described the no-place. Aldous Huxley [...]

On Death, Comedy, and Drama

By |2014-08-16T13:25:36-05:00August 16th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Death, Film|Tags: |

“If you don’t like me just say it.” “I don’t LIKE YOU!!!” “Why don’t you like me? You’re a p—k and I like you.” “Because you make my effort a joke! …. This isn’t a game to me. This isn’t playtime! This is serious…business.” This is the transcript of a conversation between Phillip Seymour [...]

The Writhings of Nihilism

By |2016-02-12T15:28:08-06:00August 8th, 2014|Categories: Christian Humanism, Christianity, Christopher Dawson, Conservatism, Edmund Burke, Revolution|Tags: |

The most searching and dispassionate analysis will yield the irrefutable conclusion that summer is by far the worst season. Both presently and historically, the months when the northern hemisphere faces the full force of the sun are months of turmoil and destruction. Locally, a man will notice his powers suppressed by the sun, his [...]