By Andrew | July 20, 2019

In his 1970 Nobel Prize speech, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said: “Those works of art which have scooped up the truth and presented it to us as a living force – they take hold of us, compel us, and nobody ever, not even in ages to come, will appear to refute them.” From the mind of writer…

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By Andrew | April 1, 2019

I wholeheartedly recommend David Zahl’s new book, Seculosity, available today! Please go order it (and pick up my book too if you haven’t yet!). I’ve never met David in the flesh, but I expect to do so very soon when he comes through Nashville on his book tour in May. But I feel like I…

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Conserving the West

By Andrew | June 11, 2018

Sir Roger Scruton was born four years after Winston Churchill’s encouragement to his people after Dunkirk. Scruton is unabashedly Western and English. He is a nationalist and Christian, and he is extremely skeptical of the post-war values that have subsumed his society and culture. He worries about the West, and in his advancing years he…

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Bogey in the Big 80’s

By Andrew | January 11, 2018

The Netflix original series Stranger Things, which debuted in 2016, is an unapologetic homage to ’80s weirdness and goodness. Moreover, it is a fairy tale. And as G.K. Chesterton says, “Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the…

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Review: The Vision of the Soul

By Andrew | November 8, 2017

Beyond partisan rhetoric there remains a widespread longing for excellence in society. And no one has articulated how this will to conserve operates better than Plato. Even as we innovate to our peril, we remain generally humble before the sacred task of maintaining and passing on what we have inherited. Wilson reminds us that even…

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