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

Conservatism and Spiritual and Social Recovery

As I read newspapers, popular magazines, listen to National Public Radio, watch cable television, attend Catholic Mass, and work with American academics at the deracinated institutions called colleges, I am conscious that American secular...

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Ciceronian Society Call for Papers 2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO 2017 CICERONIAN SOCIETY CONFERENCE The Ciceronian Society invites submissions for presentation at its annual meeting held at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on March 23rd-25th. Proposals should...

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The Political Importance of Glamour

Review of Virginia Postrel. The Power of Glamour. Simon & Schuster, 2013. 269 pp.   The imaginative dimension of politics has received increasing attention over the last couple of decades. A splendid new book sheds light on the...

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The Augustus Option: A Reflection

There has been much talk in the blogosphere lately about the “Benedict Option.” Under the name of this phrase—itself originating with Alasdair MacIntyre—Rod Dreher explores the possibility of “communal withdrawal from the...

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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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