Tag: Books

G.K. Chesterton’s “Orthodoxy” and Conservatism ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Michael De Sapio Turning the popular negative connotation of “orthodoxy” on its head, G.K. Chesterton argues that orthodoxy is anything but dull and musty, but on the contrary exciting and adventuresome… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/10/g-k-chesterton-orthodoxy-conservatism-michael-de-sapio.html

Remembering Michael Novak’s “Democratic Capitalism” ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Bradley Birzer One doesn’t have to agree with everything Michael Novak argued to recognize the genius of the man. Like all true conservatisms, his democratic capitalism was as much an anti-system as anything recognizable as a system. He was a giant of an… Continue Reading “Remembering Michael Novak’s “Democratic Capitalism” ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Virgil Thomson on Music and Culture ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Michael de Sapio As a composer Virgil Thomson was a minor master, but his critical prose ranks with some of the best writing on music in English… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/09/virgil-thomson-music-culture-michael-de-sapio.html

Decadence in the American University – The Imaginative Conservative

By Russell Kirk Increasingly, the university becomes the servant of the public desires of the hour, and correspondingly neglects its old duty of waking the moral imagination and disciplining the liberal intellect… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2018/05/decadence-in-the-american-university-russell-kirk.html

Timelessness and “Times Square” ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Joseph Pearce “Times Square and Other Stories” by William Baer, a man and writer who is truly alive in the presence of the past, is storytelling at its best, both compelling and contemplative. Those who take up this volume will be changed for… Continue Reading “Timelessness and “Times Square” ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Dante’s Transformed Love: Musings on the Poet’s Love for Beatrice ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Darrell Falconburg If the “Vita Nuova” had been the only major work Dante had made, this work alone would have earned him the reputation as a great poet of Western Civilization… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/09/dante-transformed-love-musings-poets-love-beatrice-darrell-falconburg.html

America Must Return to the Noble Traditions of Her Founders ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Robert R. Reilly That it is the founding principles themselves to which we can turn to recover from the great evils of slavery, of the loss of virtue and moral standard, and of grotesque dehumanization should be a measure of the gratitude we… Continue Reading “America Must Return to the Noble Traditions of Her Founders ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

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