Dear Stormfields Readers, First, as always, thank you! Second, I’m really pleased to announce that the grand and wondrous Tom Woods will soon be releasing 118 audio lectures I’ve delivered on western and American civilization. These will appear,… Read More
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
American Heritage H105; Spring 2017; Lane 125 MWF, 10:00-10:50, 11:00-11:50 Instructor: Dr. Bradley J. Birzer Required Readings Hillsdale College History Department, ed., American Heritage: A Reader Secondary history text (via the bookstore) A variety of handouts/email attachments;… Read More
Western Heritage Lecture–what historical events “allowed” Protestantism to arise as it did.
An attempt to looks at three iconic figures in the Renaissance: Petrarch; Pico; and Machiavelli. This lecture mostly considers Petrarch, the ultimate Renaissance Christian Humanist.
From crazy atheists to equally crazy fundamentalists, many have proclaimed the Medieval period as “dark and superstitious.” They are either ignorant or evil (or, maybe both). This lecture, viewed through the lens of Romano Guardini’s thought on unity,… Read More
Still booking through western civilization–but on schedule, amazingly enough. Here is the first lecture on the Medieval period. Or, perhaps more accurately, why you should never call the Middle Ages, “dark.” Here’s hoping you agree.