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


Sovereignty, Pluralism, and the Destruction of the Rule of Law

Law, Liberty and State: Oakeshott, Hayek and Schmitt on the Rule of Law. David Dyzenhaus and Thomas Poole, eds. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 350 pp.   It is rare that a work of academic political theory is timely, especially one...

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Prophet of Anti-Modernism: W. H. Riehl and Authentic Community

As claims of social progress resulting from free market capitalism come under renewed scrutiny in the twenty-first century, the search for prophets and a useable past has begun.  In this search, the nineteenth century German social critic...

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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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