Term Chaser: For THE WESTERN HERITAGE by Kagan, Ozment, and Turner

For my freshmen students in H104, sections 7 and 8, Fall 2016.  Term chaser for the secondary text. *** Term Chaser, Autumn 2016; Birzer For Kagan, Ozment, and Turner: THE WESTERN HERITAGE   Chapters 1-5 Culture Code of… Read More

Western Heritage, Lecture 2: The West and Genesis

My praise of the four iconographic cities of the West: Jerusalem; Athens; Rome; and London–culminating, of course, in Philadelphia. Full, unedited lecture–September 2, 2016.  Warts and all.

TIC: Definitive Biography

I’m so honored that The Imaginative Conservative thinks so well of RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE.  Thank you proudly to Winston, Steve, and Co. The Imaginative Conservative‘s co-founder and editor-at-large, Bradley J. Birzer, has received another award for his… Read More

Join Libery Classroom Today!

As many of you probably know (after all, I talk about it all the time!), Tom Woods created a virtual academy several years ago with his excellent website, Liberty Classroom.  As the traditional university continues to decay, drowning in… 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

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

Father Marvin O’Connell: One of the Greats

Not one of his students would ever accuse Father O’Connell of softness, favoritism, or sloth.  He was a fierce man, a fierce priest, and a fierce professor.  He possessed perhaps the most penetrating and intelligent eyes and brow… Read More

SIDELIGHTS (1940) by Frank Sheed

A beautiful series of reflections on the nature of Christian Humanism in the 1920s and 1930s. Frank Sheed, as is well known, was the architect behind the Christian Humanist revival of the first 1/3 of the twentieth-century. sidelights… Read More

Why The Graphic Novel Matters: Watchmen

The story of The Watchmen takes place in an alternative or parallel 1985, a world deeply cynical, a world that found no solace after Nixon. Actually, somehow in 1985, Richard Nixon is still the president of the United States. The… Read More


Dawson’s 1931 masterpiece, CHRISTIANITY AND THE NEW AGE, plus his introduction to his fourteen-volume series, ESSAYS IN ORDER. cd new age 1931

Christopher Dawson, BEYOND POLITICS (Full Book)

Enjoy this pdf of Dawson’s 1939 book, BEYOND POLITICS.  An extraordinary effort on great man’s part. cd beyond politics

MODERN DILEMMA by Christopher Dawson (full book)

A short but brilliant 1932 book by Christopher Dawson.  Well worth reading, especially in this insane and violent age. cd modern dilemma full book