A Prayer for Comprehensive Exams

Originally posted on Pursuing Veritas:
A Prayer for Students by Thomas Aquinas Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my…

The Emergence of Dystopian Literature

My piece at The Imaginative Conservative:

The Glories of Interwar Humanism

The world was soon to be set on a course that was proletarian and ruthless; the fire of war was soon to devastate the green shoots that showed above ground in T. S. Eliot’s Criterion, in Tom Burns’… Read More

Happy Birthday to Progarchy Editor, Carl!

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Feast, Disney, 2014

This is a truly gorgeous short film.  Makes me think of Burke’s “unbought grace of life.”

Testing for Echo: Rush’s Odd but Brilliant 1996 Masterpiece

Originally posted on Progarchy:
While I’ve mentioned this in passing, i’ve yet to announce formally that I’m writing a book on the words and ideas of Neil Peart.  So, if you’ll permit me, I’ll do it here. I’m…

The Hugo! Kevin J. Anderson’s Nomination

I’m very happy to note that science-fiction master, Kevin J. Anderson, has been nominated for a Hugo, the most prestigious award presented in the genre.  I’m certain no one deserves it more.  Indeed, the book that earned the… Read More