Let Us Make Some Struggles for Our Language

By |2016-11-26T09:52:05-05:00April 15th, 2015|Categories: Education, Language, Quotation|Tags: |

“If the changes that we fear be thus irresistible, what remains but to acquiesce with silence, as in the other insurmountable distresses of humanity? It remains that we retard what we cannot repel, that we palliate what we cannot cure. Life may be lengthened by care, though death cannot be ultimately defeated: tongues, like [...]

Samuel Johnson as Hero

By |2015-04-25T23:44:38-05:00May 13th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Poetry|Tags: , , |

Samuel Johnson’s achievement is so impressive that we tend to forget its very high-risk background. In his maturity, Johnson possessed a regal quality. He had produced his Dictionary of the English Language and been awarded an honorary degree by Oxford, from which he had been too poor to graduate. He was famous as the [...]

Three Pillars of Order: Edmund Burke, Samuel Johnson, Adam Smith

By |2019-01-16T11:37:15-05:00November 22nd, 2011|Categories: Adam Smith, Conservatism, Edmund Burke, RAK, Russell Kirk|Tags: , |

What Matthew Arnold called “an epoch of concentration” impends over the English-speaking nations. The revolutionary impulses and the social enthusiasms that dominated our century since their great explosion in Russia are now confronted by a countervailing physical and intellectual force. Fanatic ideology has been, in essence, rebellion against the old moral order of our [...]