Thomas More on the Perils of Modern Mobility

There is a telling moment early in Thomas More’s Utopia when the traveler Raphael Hythloday—who will soon claim to have visited the Island of Utopia—recounts meeting a group of foreign sailors...

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Is History an Upward Progression?

In 1848, English historian Thomas Babington Macaulay, writing of English history since the Glorious Revolution of 1688, confidently proclaimed English history was “eminently the history physical, of...

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Nihilism and the Internet Age

The last few years have seen a remarkable number of publications grappling with the negative effects of the Internet. These books describe, from various points of view, the unintended consequences of...

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Getting Burke Right: A Review of Patriotism and Public Spirit by Ian Crowe

Patriotism and Public Spirit: Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-18th Century Britain By Ian Crowe Stanford University Press, 2012, 304pp.   Ian Crowe’s new pioneering study of the...

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