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Imagination and Conservatism (TIC)

This morning at The Imaginative Conservative: Imagination and Conservatism. Or, why the ONLY legitimate conservatism is an imaginative conservatism.   http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2018/08/imagination-conservatism-bradley-birzer.html

C.S. Lewis: Christian or Pagan? (TIC)

This morning at The Imaginative Conservative, I ask the question: was C.S. Lewis truly a Christian, or was he just a pagan who accepted Christ as a part of pantheon? Northern Irishman C.S. Lewis holds such an important… Read More

Dedra Birzer on the Tom Woods Show

Yes, how cool is this?  My beautiful and brainy wife hanging out with the Uber-awesome Tom Woods.  Very, very cool, indeed.  Topic: Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Librarians without Chests: Dedra McDonald Birzer on Laura Ingalls Wilder and Her Small-Minded Opponents

So, my first wife–now of 19 years and 364 days–is brilliant. Here’s her response to the idiocy of the bibliobureaucrats who are trying to ruin Laura Ingalls Wilder’s reputation.   Librarians without Chests! The ALSC’s renaming of the… Read More

True Conservatism is NOT Nationalism

True conservatism is NOT nationalism. Nor can it ever be, except as a perversion and adulteration. “Our country is not a thing of mere physical locality. It consists, in a great measure, in the antient order into which… Read More

What is Conservatism (CSPAN)

A few weeks ago, I had the wonderful privilege of speaking with Lee Edwards, Rod Dreher, and Bob Merry about the legacy and future of conservatism.  We had a lively (and civilized) discussion.  And, I even got to… Read More

Christopher Dawson, “EDITORIAL NOTE,” 1940–Dublin Review

While not well titled (typically, Dawsonian), the “Editorial Note” served as a vital call to arms for the Catholic Literary Movement of the 20th century.  Much like Russell Kirk’s “Apology for a New Review,” Dawson’s few paragraphs beautifully… Read More

Burke’s View of Human Nature (TIC)

The French Revolutionaries, Edmund Burke rightly understood, sought not just the overturning of the old, but, critically, they also desired the destruction of the true, the good, and the beautiful. 1,214 more words via Edmund Burke & the French… Read More

Mark Pulliam’s New Blog

Mark Pulliam, writer and thinker extraordinaire, has a new blog.  Make sure to visit and register. https://misruleoflaw.com/2018/02/05/paging-professor-kingsfield/

Power Vs. Authority

This morning at The Imaginative Conservative, I get the chance to examine Nisbet’s ideas regarding power as opposed to authority, and why the former destroys community and the latter leavens it.  Hope you enjoy. Power, in and of… Read More

Founding a REPUBLIC Not a Democracy (TAC)

This evening, at The American Conservative–founding a REPUBLIC not a democracy. Even the most pro-interventionist of the American founders, Alexander Hamilton, could never have imagined or desired the kind of federal government we have now. When he wrote… Read More

We Need a SERIOUS Immigration Debate (TAC)

It’s time for conservatives (and libertarians) to have a VERY serious debate about immigration.  The issue is way too important to leave to emotions and assumptions. As Christians around the world celebrated the arrival of the Three Kings—the… Read More