Stormfields

The Mythic and Enchanted Childhood of Christopher Dawson (TIC)

Stories of glass and stone—which told of the holy and sainted—convinced young Christopher Dawson that a saint was a saint not because of his or her individual talents, but as a continuation of the deepest longings and desires… Read More

Father Dwight, “Of Gods, Girls, and Glory” (TIC)

The story of the Blessed Virgin Mary accepting the Son of God is related to all the pagan myths of gods and girls. It is related to all the Cinderella stories of poor girls swept off their feet… Read More

The Presidency is a Terrible Institution

There is nothing about the presidency of the U.S. to celebrate.  It was one of the greatest failings of the American founders, and we would be wise to reform or repeal it.  No free people needs a “strong… Read More

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

Temperance, Properly Understood

Today at The Imaginative Conservative, my look at the PROPER employment of temperance, the use of the created goods for the good! None of that silly no drinking nonsense. Guardini, Tolkien, Como (Italy), Como (Colorado).   http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2018/01/temperance-and-abundance-romano-guardini-bradley-birzer.html

Donate to The Imaginative Conservative

Please consider giving to The Imaginative Conservative. Winston Elliott and Steve Klugewicz are mighty men, but they need support. Running a full-time website and institute is not cheap, sadly.   If you love (or even like) the seriousness… Read More

Interim President and CEO of THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE

Dear Friends, I am extremely honored to announce that I have been named the interim President and CEO of The American Conservative magazine and its parent NPO. It is interim—a one-year position as steward (Faramir) as we search… Read More