Weekend Reading


Roger Scruton on how bad philosophy destroyed good music in The Imaginative Conservative.

Wesley J. Smith discuss the attempt to Mainstream “Animal Personhood” through a combination of academic promotion and judicial manipulation in First Things

James V. Schall, S.J. on the Catholic mind and the books and authors that may sustain and expand it, in Crisis

Hadley Arkes points out the failure of a ‘conservative jurisprudence’ that neglects the cultivation of substantive moral reasoning in The Catholic Thing. And at the Claremont Review of Books, Arkes reviews Justin Dyer’s book, Slavery, Abortion, and the Politics of Constitutional Meaning.

Bruce Cole elaborates on four critical faults with the humanities as we find it now, in Public Discourse.

David Warren on the Signs of the times at Essays in Idleness.

Susan Muskett laments the public ascendancy of Margaret Sanger’s eugenics in Public Discourse.

Two books on the Inklings: Ashlee Cowles reviews Bandersnatch: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings and Philip and Carol Zalesk review The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings, both in The University Bookman.

JP O’Malley interviews Mary Beard on the enduring lesson of ancient Rome, again, at The University Bookman.

Picture: Theology as the Queen of the Sciences, circa 1170.


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