Tag: Great Books

Homer’s “Odyssey” Is a Gift ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Winston Elliott The joy of liberal learning is that it opens us to the gifts from we know not where. Liberal learning is a life-long adventure, an odyssey of the mind, and the spirit. It is not meant only to prepare us to… Continue Reading “Homer’s “Odyssey” Is a Gift ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Leo Tolstoy’s Napoleon: Slave of History ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By David J. Gilbert Leo Tolstoy shows us the character of Napoleon and shows us the hope of near-repentance, and the devastatingly fearful return to a world of artificial phantoms… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2018/06/leo-tolstoy-napoleon-slave-history-david-j-gilbert.html

Labor, Leisure, & Liberal Education ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Mortimer Adler The most prevalent of all human ills are these two: a man’s discontent with the work he does and the necessity of having to kill time. Both these ills can be, in part, cured by liberal education… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/09/labor-leisure-liberal-education-mortimer-adler.html

Rousseau’s and Kant’s Competing Interpretations of the Enlightenment ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Gordon Arnold Immanuel Kant and Jean-Jacques Rousseau stand at contrary poles in their assessments of the Enlightenment. As modern citizens grapple with the choice between cosmopolitan integration into the global community and a civic affection for their particular society, they will be forced… Continue Reading “Rousseau’s and Kant’s Competing Interpretations of the Enlightenment ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

When Books Die, All at Once ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Stephen Masty So, neither with a bang nor a whimper, the world ends with the remains of Western Civilization, now unlettered for many reasons, increasingly under-read, alone by choice, and still self-compelled to communicate. — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/08/when-books-die-timeless-stephen-masty.html

Moving Beyond Interpretation & Getting to the Past as It Was ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Zachary Palmer History lessons, brought to life by primary sources, help students move beyond interpretations of the past to the past as it was. History then no longer appears musty and impersonal, and when excellently taught, reveals an unchanging picture of human nature:… Continue Reading “Moving Beyond Interpretation & Getting to the Past as It Was ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

What Happened to Excellence? ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By George A. Panichas — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/08/what-happened-to-excellence-george-panichas.html

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