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The Romantic Reaction

In the Afterword to the third edition of The Pilgrim's Regress, C.S. Lewis argued that Romanticism had acquired so many different meanings that it had become meaningless. "I would not now use this word . . . to describe anything," he complained.

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    Truth of Blood and Time

    When I was a college student in the late 1980's, the obsession of conservative activists in academia was summed up in the buzzword relativism. By the early 90's, that term had been paired with nihilism, understood to be relativism's darker and...

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    Suffering Narratives

    On September 14, as horrifying images broadcast from New Orleans dominated the nation's headlines, USA Today, citing as its source Charles Currie, head of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, reported that as many as a quarter of the...

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