Stuck with Lawler

Stuck with Lawler

Reflections on Natural Law, History, and the Enduring Legacy of Peter Augustine Lawler By Grant Havers It has been five years since the passing of Peter Augustine Lawler. Friends and readers may wonder what exactly he would have thought of the disorienting changes in...
The Ancient-Modern Quarrel over Tragedy

The Ancient-Modern Quarrel over Tragedy

Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us By Simon Critchley. Vintage Books, 2020. Paperback, 322 pages. $17. Reviewed by Grant Havers The day after the passing of Sir Winston Churchill in 1965, Leo Strauss delivered a philosophical eulogy to his students, contrasting “the...
What Does Athens Have to Do with America?

What Does Athens Have to Do with America?

Ancient Greece and American Conservatism: Classical Influence on the Modern Right By John Bloxham. I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. Hardcover, 284 pages, $99 (Paperback, $40). Reviewed by Grant Havers The application of ancient Greek thought and history to...
Weaponized Christianity

Weaponized Christianity

The Idol of Our Age: How the Religion of Humanity Subverts Christianity By Daniel J. Mahoney Foreword by Pierre Manent. Encounter Books, 2018. Hardcover, 163 pages, $24. Reviewed by Grant Havers In this age of numerous polemics against “political correctness,” “Social...

What’s Good for GM is Good for Marcuse

Conservatives Against Capitalism: From the Industrial Revolution to Globalization by Peter Kolozi. Columbia University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 250 pages. $60. GRANT HAVERS Right-wing opposition to capitalism is well-known in European politics. As Marx once noted, the...

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