Stormfields

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

Podcast with John Miller–THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

My great friend and ally, John J. Miller of NR fame, and I had a blast talking all things, THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING.  30 minutes of us bloviating with enthusiasm, if not wisdom! https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/the-great-books/episode-28-the-fellowship-of-the-ring-by-j-r-r-tolkien/

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

Christopher Dawson on Ireland in the Middles Age, 1932

A rare article, Christopher Dawson’s examination of Ireland and the Middle Ages–or, really, Ireland and the lack of the Middle Ages. Source: “The Dark Ages and Ireland,” STUDIES (June 1932): 259-268. cd ireland and the dark ages 1932

Dawson, “Religion and the Totalitarian State,” 1934

Source: Christopher Dawson, “Religion and the Totalitarian State,” The Criterion 14 (October 1934), 1-26. cd religion and the totalitarian state 1934

Christopher Dawson, “Claims of Politics,” 1939

One of Christopher Dawson’s many pieces on the dangers of the New Leviathan and the rise of the modern state, something unique in world history, claiming the traditional roles of state as well as church. Source: “The Claims… 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