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  • Read Carefully, Think Deeply, Converse Wisely, and Live Prudently

    February 6, 2016

    Ellis Sandoz, Give Me Liberty: Studies in Constitutionalism and Philosophy Indiana: St. Augustine Press, 2013, 128 pages. Paperback, $15.00.   “And I too am a painter.” Montesquieu invokes these apocryphal words of Correggio to remind the reader that though many have written on the topic of the…

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  • PICK THREE AND THINK ABOUT IT

    February 1, 2016

    I. We invite our readers to an experiment. Pick from your memory three books, three books that you read before age eleven, and if possible, before age nine, of which the shadows have stretched into adult life. The titles may include best-loved books of childhood, of course,…

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  • Voegelin: Machiavelli in His Context

    January 22, 2016

    This chapter, “Voegelin: Machiavelli and His Context,” is from Alejandro Barcenas, Machiavelli’s Art of Politics (Boston: Brill, 2015). It appears on Voegelinview with the permission of the author and publisher. Readers wishing to purchase the full text may find it here: http://www.brill.com/products/book/machiavellis-art-politics   Like Strauss, Eric Voegelin also…

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  • The Origins and Nature of the Academy

    January 18, 2016

    Josef Pieper. What Does Academic Mean? Two Essays on the Chances of the University. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press. 92 pp. Hardcover, $11.00.   This short book includes an excellent introduction by James V. Schall and, for the first time in English, two lectures that Josef…

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  • Peter Lawler, Allergic to Crazy

    January 13, 2016

    The following three excerpts are from Peter Augustine Lawler, Allergic to Crazy: Quick Thoughts on Politics, Education, and Culture, Rightly Understood (South Bend: St. Augustine’s Press, 2014), pp. 399. Cloth, $27.00. They appear on Voegelinview with the permission of St. Augustine’s Press. Readers interested in obtaining the complete…

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  • The Sophists and Socrates: A Complex Relation

    January 5, 2016

    David D. Corey. The Sophists in Plato’s Dialogues. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2015. Paperback, $85.00.   David D. Corey’s The Sophists in Plato’s Dialogues examines the sophists portrayed in Plato’s dialogues to illuminate their relationship to Socrates and thereby demonstrate what is distinctive about Platonic philosophy. The…

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  • Alien Frame

    December 28, 2015

    Many of our readers have spent time and effort, a lot of time and effort, in reading foreign language texts, and many will have noticed a certain glass wall. No matter who the author is, Horace or Tu Fu, there begins to grow a dissatisfaction, a suspicion…

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  • Voegelinview.com’s List of Christmas Holiday Readings, and Books of the Year for 2015

    December 25, 2015

    We asked some of our contributors and supporters to send us their recommendations for Christmas holiday readings, as well as their recommendations for the best or most significant books of 2015 (and 2014). Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy Reading!   Joseph Knippenberg, Professor of Political Science,…

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Ellis Sandoz, Give Me Liberty: Studies in Constitutionalism and Philosophy Indiana: St. Augustine Press, 2013, 128 pages. Paperback, $15.00.[1]
 
“And I too am a painter.”[2] Montesquieu invokes these apocryphal words of Correggio to remind the reader that though many have written on the topic of the “spirit of the laws,” his own contribution is not without “genius.” Maybe, just maybe, it…

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Max Arnott

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We invite our readers to an experiment.
Pick from your memory three books, three books that you read before age eleven, and if possible, before age nine, of which the shadows have stretched into adult life.
The titles may include best-loved books of childhood, of course, but not necessarily. The object is books that stuck with you, loved or not.…

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This chapter, "Voegelin: Machiavelli and His Context," is from Alejandro Barcenas, Machiavelli's Art of Politics (Boston: Brill, 2015). It appears on Voegelinview with the permission of the author and publisher. Readers wishing to purchase the full text may find it here: http://www.brill.com/products/book/machiavellis-art-politics
 
Like Strauss, Eric Voegelin also went into exile after the rise of National Socialism. Voegelin came to the United States…

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Lee Trepanier

Josef Pieper. What Does Academic Mean? Two Essays on the Chances of the University. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine's Press. 92 pp. Hardcover, $11.00.
 
This short book includes an excellent introduction by James V. Schall and, for the first time in English, two lectures that Josef Pieper presented in Germany after World War II. In these two lectures, Pieper argues that…

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The following three excerpts are from Peter Augustine Lawler, Allergic to Crazy: Quick Thoughts on Politics, Education, and Culture, Rightly Understood (South Bend: St. Augustine’s Press, 2014), pp. 399. Cloth, $27.00. They appear on Voegelinview with the permission of St. Augustine's Press. Readers interested in obtaining the complete text may find it here: http://www.staugustine.net/our-books/books/allergic-to-crazy/
 
Liberal Education for the Twenty-First Century
So, my title…

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Lee Trepanier

David D. Corey. The Sophists in Plato's Dialogues. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2015. Paperback, $85.00.
 
David D. Corey's The Sophists in Plato's Dialogues examines the sophists portrayed in Plato's dialogues to illuminate their relationship to Socrates and thereby demonstrate what is distinctive about Platonic philosophy. The book consists of eight chapters (an introduction and seven chapters), an appendix that analyzes Hesiod's…

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Max Arnott

Many of our readers have spent time and effort, a lot of time and effort, in reading foreign language texts, and many will have noticed a certain glass wall.
No matter who the author is, Horace or Tu Fu, there begins to grow a dissatisfaction, a suspicion that the foreigner (that’s us) is missing the color and intensity that the author…

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John von Heyking

We asked some of our contributors and supporters to send us their recommendations for Christmas holiday readings, as well as their recommendations for the best or most significant books of 2015 (and 2014).
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy Reading!
 
Joseph Knippenberg, Professor of Political Science, Oglethorpe University
Arthur Melzer, Philosophy Between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing
This is a thorough…

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“Two Critics of the Ideological ‘Lie’: Raymond Aron’s Encounter with Aleksandr Solzehitsyn” is from Daniel J. Mahoney, The Other Solzhenitsyn: Telling the Truth about a Misunderstood Writer and Thinker. It appears on Voegelinview with the permission of St. Augustine’s Press.
 
The incomparable force of Solzhenitsyn is connected with his person, to what defines his message: the unconditional refusal of the lie.…

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