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Modern Aimlessness & The Disintegration of the Intellect: Thinking on Purpose, Part 1
May 13, 2023

Modern Western man is in need of an examination of conscience. For centuries, he has been willfully disintegrating his own understanding of reality in an act that might be described as one of intelle

Contemplative Perseverance in the Face of Suffering (Good Disagreement, Part 2)
November 25, 2022

In the face of even unbearable stupidity and evil, the contemplative path retains an essential relationship to truth before any accidental or derivative considerations. Civilization ultimately rests

Good Disagreement: The Shared Contemplative Act & The Pursuit of Truth (Good Disagreement, Part 1)
October 31, 2022

What on earth has happened to 'good disagreement'? Where has it gone? On the proper end of disagreement and the present crisis in thinking in the West.

Common Sense & the ‘Essential’ Crisis of Thinking in the West
August 18, 2022

On the need of common sense, as a counter to ideology and the groundless thinking of our time. Reflections inspired by Samuel Johnson, C.S. Lewis, and G.K. Chesterton.

Living in Truth: Conversion to Reality, Not an Escape
June 30, 2022

For modern man, the all-too-often shunned option of living in truth, in the sense of engaging reality, rather than fleeing from it into his own ideas, offers a choice that amounts to a desperately nee

The (Rumored) ‘Death of God’ & Modernity’s Descent into the Marshes
May 16, 2022

A meditation on the modern rejection of transcendence. Consideration of Nietzschean nihilism, and the rash judgment of the present generation. Belloc, not Nietzsche, was correct about the trajectory o

The Tyranny of Unreality and its ‘Free Options’: Intellectual Triage, Part 2
March 05, 2022

The rejection of objective truth leads to tyranny. The modern reduction of ontology has left Western thought dangerously adrift.

On the Loss of Certain Sane Affections: Intellectual Triage, Part 1
February 04, 2022

Consideration of reason in relation to common sense, sanity, and the intellect, with the aim of addressing intellectual maladies of the present generation.

Moral Courage in an Ozymandian Age
October 18, 2021

The tenuous relationship to truth in modern thought, considered in relation to the lack of moral courage in the present age.

On Prudence and the Permanent Things: “Men have forgotten God.”
August 18, 2021

Prudence helps one to maintain sobriety and sanity in the face of "scientism" and other ideological nonsense. Tradition, with its focus on the permanent things and on the eternal dimension of being, a