• A Suppressed Embarrassment
    October 2005

    A Suppressed Embarrassment

    A book that has failed to go anywhere internationally, contrary to the author’s expectation, is a recent study by a Chilean Jewish academic who teaches philosophy at the University of Berlin, Victor Farías.
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  • At Home in the Cosmos
    December 2004

    At Home in the Cosmos

    Nelson Head, a boy in a story by Flannery O’Connor, is reared in the rural South, with little sign of education and in obvious isolation. Yet the boy is arrogant to the point of impudence, because he was born in the city.
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  • A Northern Light
    August 2003

    A Northern Light

    Living in Italy, as I have done for some years, may result in an incremental loss of the vivid sensation, in my view all but indispensable in a writer, that the world as a whole is a barbarous place.
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  • Augustin Cochin and the Revolutionary Process
    July 2003

    Augustin Cochin and the Revolutionary Process

    Augustin Cochin, born in 1876, died prematurely—as did so many other French intellectuals of his generation—killed at the front in 1916.
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  • Boethius and Lady Philosophy
    December 2002

    Boethius and Lady Philosophy

    The political story that shaped Boethius’ life began in 324, when Constantine’s plan to move the capital of the empire from Rome to the city of Byzantium, on the eastern shore of the Sea of Marmora, matured.
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  • Distrusting John Locke
    Round Table Discussion
    January 2001

    Distrusting John Locke

    John Locke has been interpreted in various ways that appeal I to conservatives—e.g., as a Christian, albeit a materialist and anti-Trinitarian, or as a qualified defender of private property— but there is a general drift to his thought that...
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