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Posted: 2020-10-24 21:00:23
theimaginativeconservative.org
Refusing to dwell upon the “subjunctive abyss”—that bottomless, tormenting sense of what has been denied or taken away—Eumaios the swineherd gives his energies to what he can do and do well. He practices virtue on his own with no one else to enforce it and reminds the wandering Odysseus what real no...
Posted: 2020-10-24 21:00:23
theimaginativeconservative.org
As a robust Christian Platonist, Boethius saw a profound resonance between the truths of Platonic philosophy and Christian faith. The articulation of Platonic thought furnished an occasion for Boethius to tacitly meditate upon and be nourished by his own Christian faith, without having to draw expli...
Posted: 2020-10-24 13:39:53
theimaginativeconservative.org
The idea of bipartisan comity, or some new era of national unity should Joe Biden win the coming election, is self-delusion. New divides in our society, manifest in 2020, are piled upon old divisions dating back decades. Now, not only are we fractured over ideology, religion, race, culture and moral...
Posted: 2020-10-23 20:01:38
theimaginativeconservative.org
The political agenda laid out by Joe Biden’s website together with the 2020 Democratic Platform is lengthy, comprehensive, detailed, and unprecedented. No such agenda has ever been written down by one of the major political parties in American history. It is, in fact, not only socialism but the effe...
Posted: 2020-10-23 20:00:52
theimaginativeconservative.org
Coming when it did in J.R.R. Tolkien’s writing career, “On Fairy Stories” reveals more about the mind and soul of the man than any other non-fiction work he produced in his lifetime. Not too long after Tolkien had published The Hobbit—to much critical acclaim—and was just beginning a sequel to it, t...