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Calling All Literary Agents: A Book on Batman!

Book Proposal To: XXXX Date: 2016 Proposed Title: Batman: America’s Darkest Knight By Bradley J. Birzer, Hillsdale College   Projected Book Batman: America’s Darkest Knight will be an intelligent and lively but not academic book on the history… Read More

Celebrating Homer: A Divine Shining — The Imaginative Conservative

The question of Homer’s existence is a little like the question of God’s. There, unquestionably, like the universe, are the Iliad and The post Celebrating Homer: A Divine Shining appeared first on The Imaginative Conservative. via Celebrating Homer: A… Read More

Literature & Politics: A Little More than Kin and Less than Kind — The Imaginative Conservative

Among other disasters, Neville Chamberlain is famous for a particularly ill-chosen quotation from Shakespeare. In September 1938, he announced his Munich conference The post Literature & Politics: A Little More than Kin and Less than Kind appeared first… Read More

The Return of “Enemies of the Permanent Things” — The Imaginative Conservative

Of all Russell Kirk’s books, Enemies of the Permanent Things has the oddest history. Its origins were in the Darcy Lectures that The post The Return of “Enemies of the Permanent Things” appeared first on The Imaginative Conservative. via… Read More

RUSSELL KIRK Nominated for Paolucci Book Award

I’m thrilled that RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE has been nominated as a finalist for the Paolucci Book Award. Lexington, KY-University Press of Kentuckybiography, Russell Kirk: American Conservative by historian Bradley J. Birzer has been named a finalist for the Henry… Read More

Learnliberty.org, my first post.  The Founding and Natural Rights

Extremely proud to be published at learnliberty.org.  My thoughts on the libertarian element of the American founding. Historically, one can also state that the American founding period (1761 through roughly 1806) represents one of the finest attempts in… Read More

The Freedom of a Life: A Hayekian View

Here’s the main problem for scholarship dealing with free will—it’s outrageously messy. For a moment, imagine how many people had to come together just for you to be here. You’re sitting (presumably) there reading this. Maybe you’re at… Read More