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A Failure Of Political Imagination

In watching the latest Fantastic Beasts movie, I was struck in particular by the failure of many reviewers, who themselves are part of that accursed tribe of contemporary journos, to recognize the subtlety of the portrayal of political matters and … Continue reading

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Authority And Consent In Sovereignty

Previously, we looked at some scriptures that dealt with the subject of sovereignty in the Bible and where it springs from. Many more could be chosen, and others will be discussed in later parts of this larger discussion, but perhaps … Continue reading

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Short Library Book Reviews: Part Eight

Civil Wars: A History In Ideas, by David Armitage This is not a bad book, but it is a frustrating book. The content of the book and its topic matter is certainly interesting enough, in that the author seeks to … Continue reading

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The Focus And The Directrix, Or Some Thoughts On The Political Theory Of The Bible: Part One

Yesterday, as I write this, a deacon from our local congregation gave a discussion of unity and oneness in the Bible in a way that helped, at least to me, to bring out a great deal of the nature of … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Time To Speak

A Time To Speak: Selected Writings And Arguments, by Robert H. Bork Is it really a time to speak? Reading this book was a bit of a puzzling experience for me because it left Bork nearly as opaque and mysterious … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Is Conservatism?

What Is Conservatism?, edited by Frank S. Meyer This book asks a great and obvious question, and the answer is, unsurprisingly, not very obvious. What is conservatism indeed? On what does it depend? The various essays in this book, which … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Future Of Conservatism

The Future Of Conservatism: Conflict And Consensus In The Post-Reagan Era, edited by Charles W. Dunn This book is a fascinating example of how it is that political works can become both more relevant and less relevant with the course … Continue reading

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Book Review: Just Right

Just Right: A Life In Pursuit Of Liberty, by Lee Edwards I don’t happen to know a lot about Lee Edwards, at least, I did not before reading this autobiography. And in reading this book I was reminded of why … Continue reading

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Book Review: Threat To Democracy

Threat To Democracy: The Appeal Of Authoritarianism In An Age Of Uncertainty, by Fathali M. Moghaddam This book exists on at least two levels. Unfortunately, the dominant or most obvious level of the book makes it hard for many readers … Continue reading

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Ignem In Urbe Video

What is it that cities offer to humanity?  The term civilization itself is connected to the cities from which civilization is thought to have sprung.  It is widely believed that for culture to develop there must be enough people all … Continue reading

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