Category Archives: Shakespeare

The Swerve: Modernity & The Creation Of Contemporary Life

Just as contemporary historians and philosophers are finally beginning to ride astride the findings of Catholic theologians on distinguishing variable modes of the Enlightenment (Hans Urs von Balthasar, John Courtney Murray, Henri De Lubac and Gertrud Himmelfarb) all come to … Continue reading

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Civilizational Growth Or Decline: Technique, Expansion, Finding The Criteria For Intelligibility Of Civilizations

It remains out of vogue in our age of political correctness to speak of either growth or decline of civilizations.  But I do believe that their are criteria to discover a field of intelligibility from which to study and determine … Continue reading

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The Domestic Challenge Facing The West

Just what exactly is a culture war? It’s about competing forms of authority, and how they inform and shape human freedom. Today that war is waged within the once sacred, confined domain of the family, sexual ethics, law, technology, even … Continue reading

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Lawrence Kaplan

“The sleep of reason breeds monsters.”                                                                     … Continue reading

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Shakespeare: Political Statecraft for a Christian World

Political science is becoming ever more reliant on abstract models divorced from human judgement, hope and Christian idealism.  In a word: humanism.  Shakespeare offers the political scientist an antidote to this methodological alienation, this self imposed exile from the political … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

Every life begins with great promise.  How this promise grows depends on our willingness to accept the challenge of grace in all its tragedy, comedy and unique wonder. Every person knows what fearful destiny waits us; namely death.  Nevertheless, in … Continue reading

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