Conservatism’s Mozart: Joseph Sobran

By |2016-08-22T09:38:13-05:00April 14th, 2013|Tags: , , |

Joseph Sobran Joseph Sobran: The National Review Years, Articles From 1974 to 1991, edited by Fran Griffin These are the times that try men’s scruples, especially the scruples of reviewers. Fact A: I knew Joe Sobran, from 2003 to 2008, well enough to sabotage such hopes of critical detachment as I might [...]

Charles Kesler Against Russell Kirk

By |2017-06-29T15:28:04-05:00May 20th, 2011|Tags: |

Charles Kesler A week or so ago, I published a critique of Russell Kirk from Murray Rothbard, dating back to the 1950s. Today, I came across a different sort of critique of Kirk, written four years after Dr. Kirk passed away from this world of sorrows. Frankly, there are so many errors [...]

Looking Up from Valhalla

By |2017-06-16T12:32:47-05:00August 21st, 2010|Tags: , |

National Review’s cover featured a very captivating art-deco style rendering of Ayn Rand. Whether intentional or not (and most likely it is), the portrait divides Rand’s face in manichaen fashion, half light, half dark. Though the article, “Ayn Rand Reconsidered: A Greatness Stunted by Hate,” by Jason Steorts, is relatively short, it packs a [...]