Category Archives: Literature

Mother Nature winds up

I have a sinking feeling that Mother Nature is gearing up to show us, yet again, that it’s not nice to try to fool her or to abuse her. The toll could be billions. I’m not just talking about climate … Continue reading

Posted in Creation Care, deathworks, domestic terrorism, Foreign Affairs, Literature, Poverty, terrorism

The assault on truth

The estate of George Orwell owes a debt of gratitude to our Very Stable Genius. When dealing with a political figure who faces allegations of sexual assault, financial misdeeds and obstruction of justice, it is difficult to sort out the … Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Literature, populism | Tagged

Should a fascist poet be no-platformed?

W.H. Auden helped change Bennett Cerf’s mind about Ezra Pound. Continue reading

Posted in History, Literature, Poetry

Magnum opus

On self-referential quotes. Continue reading

Posted in Literature

Peter Principle update

One comment on a prominent figure named to a post “not in his wheelhouse.” Then comment (sigh) about an infinitely more prominent figure and his inadequacies. Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, Evangelicalism, Journalism, Literature, Political Matters

Thoughts on Complete Education

“Your work and career are a part of your life,” he said when I met with him and the Santa Fe president, Mark Roosevelt. “Education should prepare you for all of your life. It should make you a more thoughtful, … Continue reading

Posted in Economia, Education, Literature, Paradox

Friday, 9/7/18

“If you prick him, does he not explode? If you stroke him, does he not purr?” Much more. Continue reading

Posted in Education, Family, Journalism, Literature, Liturgy, Marriage (real), Political Matters, Sexualia, Worship | Tagged , , , ,

Thursday, 9/6/18

Thoughts on de-Christianization, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Anonymous. Continue reading

Posted in Gaying away the Pray, History, Literature, Political Matters, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia, Virtue signaling | 2 Comments

Monday Mélange 9/3/18

  1 The narrator provides us with one final parcel of information that he has learned about Bartleby, a rumor he has heard that before the young man entered his employ, he worked in the dead letter office in Washington, … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, Education, immigration, Literature, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia, Uncategorized

Vignette

[H]uman freedom, properly understood, tries to resist the forces of utility that devalue human beings. [Patrick] Deneen said he lead at Notre Dame a class on the idea of utopia, from ancient days until now. At the end, he polled … Continue reading

Posted in Education, irony, liberalism, Literature, The best lack all conviction