In May 1968 in Paris, I discovered my vocation.
By choosing misrule, distorted reason prefers Hell to Heaven.
A man lies back against a wooden cradle, high in the apse of the ancient church of Saint Clement in Rome.
Please enjoy this symposium on the nine symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Both Aristotle and Saint Thomas Aquinas speak of the debts of gratitude we owe to others — to God, to our parents, to our city or nation — anyone from whom we receive benefits.
According to Hazlitt, if we wish to know the force of human genius, we have only to read Shakespeare, but if we wish to know the futility of human learning, we have only to read his commentators.
To insist that freedom is inseparable from virtue while also emphasizing the need for strong limits on government power is becoming a very lonely path in today's America.
We Americans need to know our history. And we need to know it far better than we have in the past.
Hatred comes first, and reasons follow after.
I have another friend who thanks me to this day for introducing him to Sigrid Undset.