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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

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

My Latest at TIC: So Many Opinions, So Little News

Or, why the modern media frustrates me seemingly to no end. Over the past year, I’ve become so disillusioned by my traditional news sources as to become distraught. The BBC and Telegraph have become so hideously anti-American that I often think that… Read More

Virtue and Sacrifice: Hillsdale and Notre Dame

Over at Winston Elliott’s brilliant website, The Imaginative Conservative, I had the honor to write about the necessity of connecting liberty to sacrifice as understood through the students of two of the best colleges: Notre Dame and Hillsdale…. Read More

The Imaginative Conservative Youtube’s Channel

The Imaginative Conservative now has its own Youtube station. 19 full videos. Great stuff. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsGPwSjb83xYalB0NwwvFNw

My Series on the First Principles of Edmund Burke

The Imaginative Conservative has graciously allowed me to explore the writings of Edmund Burke in a long series, going back to the first principles of conservatism. “After Burke defined and defended his “love of a manly, moral, regulated… Read More