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 from the cesspool of modern art we find “the permanent things” oozing out. “The human intellect,” Wilson claims, “can really but imperfectly grasp the True, the Good, and the Beautiful.” Read it all here.