Stormfields

Timeline, Jacksonian America

Early Republic Timeline, 1807-1848; Birzer 1807     Jefferson Embargo 1809     James Madison becomes president Jefferson Embargo repealed 1810     Henry Clay elected Speaker of the House Fletcher v. Peck 1811     Battle of Tippecanoe 1812     War of 1812 begins

Western Heritage: Intro Lecture

If you’re interested, here’s my first lecture of the Autumn 2016 semester–Western Heritage, an Introduction, looking at the questions: what is man; what is God; and what is man’s relationship to man?

Western Heritage Core Syllabus 2016

Course: Western Heritage, H104-7; H104-8 Autumn 2016, meets in LANE 233 Professor Bradley J. Birzer; office: Delp 403; bbirzer@hillsdale.edu   Required Readings Hillsdale College History Department, ed., Western Heritage Reader (provided) Secondary text (available in HC Bookstore) handouts/readings… Read More

Paolucci Book Prize, 2016: Russell Kirk, American Conservative

I am deeply honored to have won this year’s Paolucci Prize from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.  Overwhelmed might be a better work than honored!  Well, both, actually.  Thank you, ISI, and thank you, Russell Kirk! Here are the… Read More

It’s a Far Cry: The Genius of Rush, Snakes, and Arrows — Progarchy

Snakes and Arrows, Rush’s 18th studio album, came out on May 1, 2007. It was the last Rush album to be distributed by Atlantic, but the first to be produced by Nick Raskulinecz. Snake and Arrows was profoundly… Read More

A quarter of a century — elizabeth hamilton

A few days before my 25th birthday, several of my older friends admitted that on their 25th birthdays, they’d woken up feeling rather like someone had punched them in the face. They were no longer in their early… Read More

T.E. Hulme,SPECULATIONS (Full Book)

T.E. Hulme’s posthumous masterpiece, SPECULATIONS.  Hulme was the first conservative of the twentieth-century, influencing almost too many figures to count–but most importantly T.S. Eliot and Christopher Dawson. First published in 1924, almost a decade after Hulme’s death in… Read More