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A Look Back At – Tradition

          The word “tradition” and the word “treason” come from the same root. The very name “modernity” self-consciously used to describe the period of the last several centuries in Western cultural history clearly exemplifies the spirit … Continue reading

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Destiny…Man’s and God’s Kingdom

Where others saw only superficial politics, Bernanos saw man’s eternal destiny and, indeed, the destiny of God’s Kingdom at stake. Just as an individual sins, plunges into the abyss, undergoes conversion, and confesses his wrongdoing, so too a country in … Continue reading

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Naive optimism

Naive optimism has been the persistent flaw in the very idea of “modernity” and in the Liberalism that served as modernity’s ideology. The great 20th century historian Jacques Barzun has a reminder for us that is especially apposite at this … Continue reading

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