Freedom of thought is rendered pointless and must disappear, where reason and morality are deprived of their status as a force in their own right. When the judge in court can no longer appeal to law and jstice; when neither a witness, nor the newspapers, nor even a scientist reporting on his expriments, can speak […]
October 10, 2007
Jeremy Beers over at ISI generously advanced me a review copy of The Great Tradition. Now they have generously quoted my response on their web site. Take a look – especially at the book! Warning! The contents of this link will change every month or so.
“Most fiction nowadays appears to be written for dirty-minded and naive adolescents, although perhaps most of it is read by middle-aged housewives.” Russell Kirk, The Perversity of Recent Fiction: Reflections on the Moral Imagination in Redeeming the Time. If you have a stake in the future of American politics, literature, education, child-rearing, justice, or freedom
Islam, The Greeks, and the Scientific Revolution Fascinating read by a “Norwegian conservative” describing why the Islamic world, in spite of its ideal location on the trade and information routes, never achieved a sustained scientific revolution. Published in Assyrian International News Agency.
A little over a month ago, my back went out on me. For four days I lay in bed with a continual supply of ice and Advil, virtually unable to move. Finally, after no improvement, I went to my doctor, a kinesiologist. He told me that I did something to my disk while swimming the