ANAMNESIS

A Journal for the Study of Tradition, Place, and ‘Things Divine’

“But that wisdom which I have stated to be the chief, is the knowledge of things divine and human, which comprehends the fellowship of gods and men, and their society within themselves.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero

Online Essays


Thoughts on a New Dark Age

Joseph Sobran. Subtracting Christianity: Essays on American Culture and Society. FGF Books, 2015. 425 pp.   “On the whole, the secularist media seem to be resigned to the election of a Catholic to the papacy” (210). This line,...

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Clare Boothe Luce and the Evolution of American Conservatism

Introduction Scholarly writers have not treated former member of Congress and US ambassador to Italy Clare Boothe Luce (1903–87) well. This may seem like a strange statement, in light of the numerous biographies written on her life and...

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A Counter-Cultural Home: What We Can Learn from Chip and Joanna Gaines

Chip and Joanna Gaines are the stars of the popular HGTV show “Fixer Upper.” The Gaines have come under fire recently for being members at a church where the pastor has publicly spoken out against homosexual activity. It should not be...

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Call for Essays and Readers for Voegelin View in 2017

Readers of ANAMNESIS will be interested to learn about VoegelinView (https://voegelinview.com/), an interdisciplinary and international website dedicated to the thought of Eric Voegelin as well as to political philosophy as public...

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Sample Print Content


Fathers and Sons: The Principle of Love in Turgenev’s Liberalism

by Lee Trepanier The importance of place is often neglected by liberal theorists, with the assumption that liberal ideas are understood and articulated in the same manner from one society to another.[2] But as much as ideas shape a...

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The Print Edition Also Includes:

Tradition and the Experience of Citizenship: Political Hermeneutics in Hans-Georg Gadamer, John Dewey, and Hannah Arendt
Hans-Jörg Sigwart

Friendship and Politics in No Country for Old Men, Gran Torino, and Up
Jerome C. Foss

Harry Jaffa’s Egalitarian Natural Law
Geoffrey M. Vaughan

Michael Oakeshott’s Democratic Voice, A Review Essay of Michael Minch’s The Democratic Theory of Michael Oakeshott
Luke Philip Plotica

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