Ezra Pound (1885 – 1972) was no stranger to great controversy, having found himself caged by American troops in Pisa in 1945 for supporting the Italian fascists during World War II. In some ways this tragic turn events was inevitable for an artist who left America for Europe in search of an older and more […]
During a recent Quiddity podcast I mentioned that my family (my two youngest are 14 and 15) was embarking on a “Summer of Shakespeare”. Outside of a survey of the New Testament this would be the only academic exercise we would undertake during this otherwise busy season. Summertime meant we were in the mood to
For your enjoyment this 4th of July week.
“Robert Nisbet was never a friend of centralization, militarism, and absolutism, whether royalist or democratic.” Joseph R. Stromberg In The Quest for Community, Robert Nisbet (1913-1996) pursued the idea of decentralized, natural social orders as an antidote to the isolation and despair engendered by the modern (and often abstract) nation-state. Only within the context of
Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) remains a timeless voice of wisdom in the midst of the self-destruction of post-Great War modernity. Fusing the disciplined anti-romanticism of his teacher Irving Babbitt with the provocative Imagist power of his mentor and friend Ezra Pound, Eliot forged a poetic oeuvre that reflected the complexities of the modern age with
SANCTUARY by Donald Davidson You must remember this when I am gone, And tell your sons — for you will have tall sons. And times will come when answers will not wait. Remember this: if ever defeat is black Upon your eyelids, go to the wilderness In the dread last of trouble, for your foe