Human Dignity: What Remains?

By |2016-02-12T15:28:34-06:00December 6th, 2012|Categories: Anthony Esolen, Bradley J. Birzer, Christianity, Communism, Conservatism, Dante, Fascism, J.R.R. Tolkien, Russell Kirk, Western Civilization|Tags: |

When we survey that last 100 years in even the most cursory manner possible, the one objective and rather obvious thing that holds the century together is both the attempt to deconstruct the human person and the counter effort to uphold his dignity. Contempt and defense, seemingly in a Manichaen-like struggle. While the Gulags, the [...]

T. S. Eliot, Poetry and Propaganda

By |2016-11-26T09:52:14-06:00June 6th, 2012|Categories: Poetry, Quotation, T.S. Eliot|Tags: |

“First of all no art, and particularly and especially no literary art, can exist in a vacuum. We are , in in practice, creatures of divers interests, and in many of our ordinary interests there is not obvious coherence.” (598) “I do not suppose that there ever has been, or will be, a critic of [...]

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