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


Cliff Dancing with Whittaker Chambers

Conservative or right-leaning intellectuals and writers have a tendency to want to identify the original heretic—the person who first had the terrible idea that started everything going so very wrong. For Richard Weaver, the culprit was...

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An Ancient Lesson for Understanding Contemporary Politics and Religion

The role that religion can, or should, play in modern democratic regimes has proved to be perplexing since the end of the World War II era. In one respect, religion can be considered as a social benefit for a regime precisely by helping its...

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The Narnia Option

C. S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law Justin Buckley Dyer and Micah J. Watson. Cambridge University Press, 2016. 174 pp.   In the 2016 Erasmus Lecture held by First Things, Russell D. Moore lamented how the interaction between...

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Clare Boothe Luce and American Feminism: WWII and Beyond

Introduction As seen in a previous article in ANAMNESIS,[1] conservative stalwart Clare Boothe Luce’s (1903–87) life tells us much about American conservative politics. However, we have yet to examine Luce’s relationship to feminism:...

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