This was Babbitt’s last published book, ON BEING CREATIVE. It came out in 1932, and he passed away in the summer of the following year. As such, it reveals much about the great man’s last thoughts regarding a… Read More
Though neither a radical nor a Christian—nor, for that matter, even a romantic in the vein of Blake who feared the “dark Satanic mills” of Industrial England—Mark Twain identified the late-nineteenth century fear of the machine run amok perfectly in… Read More
A short, 30 minute lecture/discussion as I gave the first quiz of the semester. The course lecture involved Plato’s understanding of the divine. Enjoy.
I needed to devote the first 22 or so minutes of class to “how to write a liberal arts essay,” so the actual lecture on Socrates is very short. My apologies. You might want to skip ahead 20… Read More
Ok, so, I’m getting a little behind, and it’s only the third day of MWF classes! Here’s lecture 3, if you’re keeping count. This one focuses (after a bit of housekeeping) specifically on chapters 2 and 3 of… Read More
One of the most important Christian Humanists of the 20th century, Francois Mauriac is largely now forgotten. Here’s the book Mauriac wrote for Christopher Dawson’s edited series, ESSAYS IN ORDER. It would be, technically, vol. 15, though it’s… Read More
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.
Enjoy this pdf of Dawson’s 1939 book, BEYOND POLITICS. An extraordinary effort on great man’s part. cd beyond politics
A short but brilliant 1932 book by Christopher Dawson. Well worth reading, especially in this insane and violent age. cd modern dilemma full book
I had a wonderful time last week, talking with the wonderful Tim Goeglein about Russell Kirk. Thank you, Tim! I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation, and I hope we can make it happen again. And, of course, it’s always… Read More
https://www.libertyclassroom.com A glorious thanks to my great friend, Tom Woods, a man of intense and abiding virtue. I’ve just completed my second set of courses for his Liberty Classroom. The course is on Mythology and the Western Tradition…. Read More
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Yesterday, I had the grand privilege of speaking with John Barron (Chicago Tribune) about Russell Kirk on live tv, C-Span’s Book TV. It was wonderful, and John, not surprisingly, was a brilliant gentleman. In fact, everyone at the… Read More
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