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
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
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.
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.
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
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 rejection of objective truth leads to tyranny. The modern reduction of ontology has left Western thought dangerously adrift.
Consideration of reason in relation to common sense, sanity, and the intellect, with the aim of addressing intellectual maladies of the present generation.
The tenuous relationship to truth in modern thought, considered in relation to the lack of moral courage in the present age.
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