Month: April 2019

  • Work, ‘to the exclusion of all else’

    Do we live to work, or do we work to live? Dominic Bouck writes on North Dakota’s repeal of the state’s “blue laws:” These laws, which made it illegal for retail stores to be open from midnight to noon on Sundays, used to be common throughout the country. But now, only some liquor stores are […]

  • Robert Spaemann’s contributions

    Till Kinzel memorializes the departed Robert Spaemann: In 1978, a major conference called Mut zur Erziehung (“Courage to Educate”) took place in Bonn, which Spaemann had co-organized and for which he had co-authored various papers that rejected the major tenets of ‘emancipatory’ pedagogy. Instead, Spaemann and his colleagues emphasized the continuing relevance of old anthropological wisdom concerning…

  • Catholic University’s Maloney Hall

    Andrew V. Abela, provost of The Catholic University of America, writes on the opening of the Busch School of Business’s renovated Maloney Hall: Originally constructed in 1917, it is a beautiful stone building that has long been a mainstay in the university’s life and work in Washington, D.C. Now, it will serve as the hub…

  • What is the Burkean way?

    Carl T. Bogus writes on Edmund Burke and Russell Kirk to underscore that to be a conservative is to always be more concerned with a whole community of persons than with individual concerns: What is the Burkean way? Those who have read only Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France—his brilliant jeremiad against the convulsive overthrow…

  • ‘Glimpses that would make me less forlorn’

    ‘Glimpses that would make me less forlorn’

    A scene near Christ Church, Georgetown Episcopal and a bit of Wordsworth: “The world is too much with us; late and soon,Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;Little we see in nature that is ours;We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!This sea that bares her bosom to the moon;The winds that will…