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  • Something You Bought Things From

    June 29, 2015

    Une Grande Philosophie n’est pas celle qui prononce des jugements definitifs…c’est celle qui introduit un inquietude. –Péguy. A strong emotion is Nature’s way of suggesting that you think hard. Among such emotions not the least is that particular emotion that occurs when we revisit places from our…

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  • Peter Losonczi: In Memoriam

    June 25, 2015

    Peter Losonczi (1970-2015) was born in a Budapest under communist rule, to a Catholic mother and Jewish father. All of these identities were crucial to him and informed his mature political-theological thought and work. In his teens, he grew increasingly politically active in the anti-Communist agitation. Already…

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  • Gerhart Niemeyer: Scholar, Teacher, Political Commentator, and Christian Disciple (Review)

    June 23, 2015

    Gerhart Niemeyer, The Loss and Recovery of Truth: Selected Writings. Edited by Michael Henry. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2013. 696 + xxii pp. Hardcover $60.00.   It concentrates the mind in a Johnsonian sense for those of us who knew him to reflect that nearly…

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  • A Dose of Realism for Conservative Politics

    June 10, 2015

    From the Ivory Tower is a new series of essays at Voegelinview devoted to contemporary political and cultural questions. Our aim is to provide readers with forum in which our contributors examine the issues of the day in an intellectually robust way. It is an attempt to…

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  • Voegelin and 21st-Century Jihadism

    June 6, 2015

    This paper was originally presented at “Order and Liberty: A Conference in Honor of Ellis Sandoz” on May 2, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.   The foundation for a Voegelinian understanding of 21st-century jihadism has been laid by Michael Franz and Barry Cooper, Franz’s work in relation to…

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  • The Awkward Weapon

    May 31, 2015

    Since the Internet developed, and people with more anger than noesis no longer needed a stamp, a sheet of paper, and the address of the local newspaper, the world has been awash with “discussion groups” and “comments sections.” The level of venom on these groups would appal…

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  • Eric Voegelin's Contribution to American Political Science

    May 18, 2015

    This essay was presented at the “Order and Liberty: A Conference in Honors of Ellis Sandoz” on May 1-2, 2015 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. It was part of the panel, “Voegelin in the 21st Century.”   At first glance, Eric Voegelin’s contribution to the…

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  • If I Didn’t Laugh I’d Cry: An Essay on Happiness, Productivity, and the Death of Humanities Education

    May 7, 2015

    This article appeared originally in Education Canada. Editor’s note.   I am not happy these days. I teach in the humanities at a Canadian University. And – unlike my more Protestant-minded, less eudemonistical colleagues – I think persistent, intractable unhappiness is a clear sign that something is…

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Une Grande Philosophie n’est pas celle qui prononce des jugements definitifs…c’est celle qui introduit un inquietude.
--Péguy.

A strong emotion is Nature’s way of suggesting that you think hard.
Among such emotions not the least is that particular emotion that occurs when we revisit places from our past, or review objects we haven’t looked at for a couple of decades. There is wonder…

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Peter Losonczi (1970-2015) was born in a Budapest under communist rule, to a Catholic mother and Jewish father. All of these identities were crucial to him and informed his mature political-theological thought and work. In his teens, he grew increasingly politically active in the anti-Communist agitation. Already in his late teens he discovered that he had a penchant for leading…

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Gerhart Niemeyer, The Loss and Recovery of Truth: Selected Writings. Edited by Michael Henry. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2013. 696 + xxii pp. Hardcover $60.00.
 
It concentrates the mind in a Johnsonian sense for those of us who knew him to reflect that nearly two decades have passed since the passing of Gerhart Niemeyer in 1997 at the age…

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This paper was originally presented at “Order and Liberty: A Conference in Honor of Ellis Sandoz” on May 2, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
 
The foundation for a Voegelinian understanding of 21st-century jihadism has been laid by Michael Franz and Barry Cooper, Franz’s work in relation to modern ideology in general, and Cooper’s in relation to ideologically-motivated modern terrorism, and modern jihadism…

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Since the Internet developed, and people with more anger than noesis no longer needed a stamp, a sheet of paper, and the address of the local newspaper, the world has been awash with “discussion groups” and “comments sections.” The level of venom on these groups would appal Dean Swift.
 
Disputants use various techniques. Obscene abuse is a big favourite. So is…

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This essay was presented at the “Order and Liberty: A Conference in Honors of Ellis Sandoz” on May 1-2, 2015 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. It was part of the panel, “Voegelin in the 21st Century.”
 
At first glance, Eric Voegelin’s contribution to the discipline of Political Science appears negligible when compared to other European émigré scholars of the…

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This article appeared originally in Education Canada. Editor's note.
 
I am not happy these days. I teach in the humanities at a Canadian University. And – unlike my more Protestant-minded, less eudemonistical colleagues – I think persistent, intractable unhappiness is a clear sign that something is wrong. The following remarks are therefore a hybrid of personal therapy and scholarly analysis. My…

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It is a piece of conventional wisdom that what we see all the time we do not see at all, and that the very assumption that is accepted by everyone is the assumption that is neither questioned, nor remarked upon, or noticed.
 
The urge to know is so universal among human beings and so continually operative that it is difficult to…

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