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Claes Ryn, from Catholic University. A collection of his essays have just been published.

The collection appears largely to recount the problem that conservatives have long been aware of: they abandoned the cultural field to the enemy.

Shortly after World War II (others might date it back to 1900; others, to the 1960s), conservatives abandoned the arts and literature to the Left, and have accordingly been facing strong headwinds, as the younger generations' second-tier personality development are filled with liberal presumptions and attitudes (disdain for tradition, suspicion of loyalty and obedience, high time-preference inclination, belief in experts, excitement with new things, the goodness of assertiveness and even aggression, a sense that society oppresses its victims, etc.).

Conservativism has long tried to address the problem, but at best, it has only accidentally penetrated the culture here and there (e.g., C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Flannery O'Connor, Ray Bradbury . . . none of whom wrote with a conservative agenda but wrote with conservative hearts) or launched small cottage industries with parochial reach (e.g., the youth fiction Ignatius Press started publishing in the 1990s).

But conservatism has begun to knock on the door of the mainstream, both by pushing back against Disney and other woke entertainment ("Go woke, go broke") and launching its own entertainment venues (The Babylon Bee and Daily Wire come immediately to mind).

The conservatives have a long ways to go, but at least the battle is now, finally, fully engaged.

Trying to Figure Out How We Got Into These Rationalist Cocoons
No one can reason us out of our [rationalist] pods because we didn’t reason ourselves into them. We mentally evolved into these cocoon-like systems. We were raised in them or adapted ourselves into them or were indoctrinated into them. No one, quite frankly, quite understands how each of us