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Fuller and Birzer Go Ape!

Stay tuned as Adam Fuller and I Go Ape!

An Ode to Great Books and a Beautiful Library — The Imaginative Conservative

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Will Durant and me as we contemplate bibliophilic exuberance. —W. The post An Ode to Great Books and a Beautiful Library appeared first on The… Read More

Interview Re: Russell Kirk at CWR

Thank you to Mark Sullivan and Carl E. Olson. Mention the name “Russell Kirk” to someone who describes himself as “conservative” and you are likely to get a blank look or, at best, be told, “I’ve heard the name.” (Readers… Read More

Voting Libertarian: The 2016 Presidential Election

  After much painful and gut-wretching wrestling with myself that summer and fall, I voted for Mitt Romney in 2012.  It’s one of the few things in my life I truly regret.  Only twice have I voted against my… Read More

Marriage and That Hideous Strength

Still, as we’ve come—sometimes slowly and sometimes quickly—to realize just how dead marriage is as an institution, we’ve—in our confusion and bewilderment and shock—tried to assign blame, to find a scapegoat.  There is none.  The trouble is not… Read More

soundstreamsunday: “Sing Sing Sing” by Benny Goodman — Progarchy

The Benny Goodman Orchestra’s performance at Carnegie Hall in January 1938 has a place in history as the coming out party for jazz, a legitimizing of an art form within the fortress of American (read: white/European) highbrow music…. Read More

Time and Tide Waits for No Band: BBT’s FOLKLORE

My thoughts–for what they are worth–on Big Big Train’s latest album. Excellent, overall, but not the band’s best.