Category: Books

Tuesday

Hey, Pope Francis and I have something in common: admiration for Dostoyevsky and Guardini. I went on a major Fyodor kick in my twenties. I read all his major …

Tuesday

A great distinction In his meditations on the growing tension and eventual war between the North and the South, Orestes Brownson favored the South’s “personal democracy,” which he contrasted …

Tuesday

If you didn’t hear this neat piece of news: The new Flannery O'Connor stamp. http://t.co/JS9V5RnI2d pic.twitter.com/lerrbXaiRv — David Scott (@DScottLA) May 28, 2015 “Award-winning American author and devout Roman …

Book Review

Leisure, The Basis of Culture by John Pieper (1948). Choice quote: “here can be unused space in the total world of work.” Obsessed with efficiency? I am. At least …

Book Review

Robert Nisbet: Communitarian Traditionalist Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2000 (Hardcover, ISBN: 1 882926 33 1) By Brad Lowell Stone G.K. Chesterton’s economics parallels Robert Nisbet’s sociology. I think that’s …

Interesting

H.I.F. Ten books for fallen-away Catholics. I was expecting Surprised by Truth and the like. Instead, I got Dostoyevsky and Graham Greene. I’m not sure I agree with the …

Thursday

Re: Tuesday’s Primary Post My post on Tuesday (about Paul Johnson and E. Michael Jones) prompted two other “post-worthy” subjects, but the Tuesday post was already my preferred length …

Dirty Men

If you’re interested in biography, perversion, and modern ideas, I highly recommend Paul Johnson’s Intellectuals. I read it on my honeymoon (heh, heh), so it’s been awhile, but I …

An Unusual History

I’ve been slowly making my way through Peter Marshall‘s Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism . At the rate I’m going, and given the length of the book …