Live the Fourth!

By |2014-12-09T11:23:30-05:00July 1st, 2011|Categories: American Republic, Julie Baldwin, Wendell Berry|Tags: |

At the double-digit Catholic high schools across Cincinnati, most of them participate in KAIROS, a spiritual retreat. Myself included, hundreds of students attend and have attended the retreats every year as juniors and/ or seniors. The motto of this retreat is “Live the Fourth,” which essentially means, live every day like it is the fourth [...]

Democracy and Leadership: Irving Babbitt’s Classic

By |2018-10-16T20:25:22-05:00May 18th, 2011|Categories: Irving Babbitt, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Leadership, RAK, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

Irving Babbitt Democracy and Leadership, first published in 1924, still is in print at the end of a whole generation. This new printing indicates how little ephemerae found their way into the body of Babbitt’s writings, and how he foresaw, far more clearly than his opponent John Dewey, the great issues of [...]