Mackinder, Geography, and History

Halford Mackinder (1861–1947) understood the forces that shape world politics better than any thinker of the twentieth century. When he delivered his famous address to the Royal Geographical Society in London in January 1904—an address that accurately foresaw the main...

Defining the Just Society

A Theory of Justice, by John Rawls. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1972.What is justice? This question has perennially aroused the avid interest of man ever since he began pondering the riddles of the universe. Plato, who...

Reclaiming the Common Mind

The Common Mind: Politics, Society, and Christian Humanism, by André Gushurst-Moore. Tacoma, WA: Angelico Press, 2013. 251 pages. $25. T. S. Eliot gives a statement by the pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus as an epigraph to Four Quartets: “Although the Logos is...

Repeating Calamities

A conversation with Simon Schama.Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York. He has published fifteen history books and two novels, titles including The American Future: A History, The Embarrassment of Riches: An...

The Stories We Tell—The People We Become (Part 2)

Read Part One here. While both the Liberal Story and the Radical Story focus on equality as a good (however differently defined), the Conservative Story is about the danger of equality. Also unlike the two stories we’ve explored, which focus on abstract universals,...

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