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Experiencing Civilization
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Experiencing Civilization

        “The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.”
—George Santayana

When The Restoration of Christian Culture was first published in 1983, the Integrated Humanities Program, founded by John Senior and his fellow University of Kansas professors

Speech for Speech’s Sake Free
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Speech for Speech’s Sake Free

One of the unfortunate after-effects of the so-called “Red Scare” of the early 50’s was the triumph of the “no limits” interpretation of the First Amendment, which has poisoned American political thought ever since. It goes something like this: the

Reinventing America
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Reinventing America

“Fox populi.”
—Anonymous

No public figure in American history is more inscrutable than Abraham Lincoln. While this is in some measure due to his extraordinary deftness as a politician, it is primarily the result of his astounding success in refounding

Encyclopedia Britannica
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Encyclopedia Britannica

Paul Johnson has done it again: he has written a book so huge in scope that it fairly begs to be challenged by academics as a cursory treatment of history.

In the course of one thousand pages, The Birth of

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Progressive Pilgrims

“It is risky to write about an ongoing series of events, in this case the Catholic church’s history in the second half of the twentieth century,” writes Thomas Molnar in the introduction to The Church, Pilgrim of Centuries. After