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  • Christian Metaphysics and Neoplatonism (Review)

    April 22, 2015, Comments Off

    Albert Camus, Christian Metaphysics and Neoplatonism. Translated, with Introduction and New Preface by Ron Srigley and with Epilogue by Rémi Brague. South Bend: St. Augustine Press, 2015. 155 pp. Hardcover, $27.00.   Christian Metaphysics and Neoplatonism is an important contribution to the study of Camus as well…

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  • The American Transhumanist and the Postmodern Conservative (Review)

    April 19, 2015, Comments Off

    Peter Augustine Lawler, Allergic to Crazy: Quick Thoughts on Politics, Education, and Culture, Rightly Understood (South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2014), 401 pp. $27.00   Peter Lawler’s Allergic to Crazy is an urbane and insightful commentary about American popular culture, politics, religion, education, and technology. The…

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  • Michael D. O’Brien and the War between Good and Evil in an Incarnational Universe (Review)

    April 12, 2015, Comments Off

    Michael D. O’Brien. Strangers and Sojourners. Ignatius Press, 1997. 573 pp. $19.95; Plague Journal. Ignatius Press, 1999. 275 pp. $14.95; Eclipse of the Sun. Ignatius Press, 1998. 857 pp. $21.95.   One way to introduce Michael D. O’Brien is with a scene in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New…

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  • 31st International Meeting of The Eric Voegelin Society, San Francisco 2015

    April 9, 2015, Comments Off

    David Walsh, Meeting Director, walshd@cua.edu     31st International Meeting of THE ERIC VOEGELIN SOCIETY, 2015 American Political Science Association Meeting, September 3-6 San Francisco, CA     Panel 1, Geopolitics and Prudence Chair: Greg Russell   Geopolitics And Prudence: Realism In A Twenty-First Century World Greg…

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  • Latin Stacks…

    April 1, 2015, Comments Off

    A large reference library such as the central library here in Toronto has open shelves, accessible to the public, but the bulk of its collection (a big bulk too) is in closed stacks, the storage area. Only the librarians go there, and the pages who fetch items…

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  • Wisdom Through Suffering (Review)

    March 27, 2015, Comments Off

    Review of Michael D. O’Brien, Theophilos (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2010), 445pp. Paperback, $17.95; Island of the World (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2010), 839 pp. Paperback, $24.95; Voyage to Alpha Centauri (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2013), 700pp. Hardcover, $29.95   Wisdom Through Suffering In the first two…

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  • From Apocalypse to Love (Review)

    March 18, 2015, Comments Off

    Review of Michael D. O’Brien, Father Elijah: An Apocalypse (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997), 597pp. Paperback, $19.95; Sophia House (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2005), 488 pp. Hardcover, $24.95; A Cry of Stone (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2003), 849 pp. Paperback, $24.95.   The End Times In previous…

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  • Camus and Modernity (Review)

    March 13, 2015, Comments Off

    Ronald D. Srigley, Albert Camus’ Critique of Modernity, Columbia, University of Missouri Press, 2011, p. 189. Hardcover, $60.00.   Albert Camus enjoyed making work plans, and filing his thoughts and writings under headings. He thereby built a structure with the Absurd as the first pillar. This major…

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Albert Camus, Christian Metaphysics and Neoplatonism. Translated, with Introduction and New Preface by Ron Srigley and with Epilogue by Rémi Brague. South Bend: St. Augustine Press, 2015. 155 pp. Hardcover, $27.00.
 
Christian Metaphysics and Neoplatonism is an important contribution to the study of Camus as well as to the disciplines of religion, philosophy, literature, and political theory. In addition to offering…

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Peter Augustine Lawler, Allergic to Crazy: Quick Thoughts on Politics, Education, and Culture, Rightly Understood (South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2014), 401 pp. $27.00
 
Peter Lawler’s Allergic to Crazy is an urbane and insightful commentary about American popular culture, politics, religion, education, and technology. The title of the book is itself taken from a song by Nashville songwriter Don Schlitz…

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Michael D. O’Brien. Strangers and Sojourners. Ignatius Press, 1997. 573 pp. $19.95; Plague Journal. Ignatius Press, 1999. 275 pp. $14.95; Eclipse of the Sun. Ignatius Press, 1998. 857 pp. $21.95.
 
One way to introduce Michael D. O’Brien is with a scene in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. High on soma one clear moonless night, Henry and Lenina remain “happily ignorant” of…

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David Walsh, Meeting Director, walshd@cua.edu
 
 
31st International Meeting of THE ERIC VOEGELIN SOCIETY, 2015
American Political Science Association Meeting, September 3-6
San Francisco, CA
 
 
Panel 1, Geopolitics and Prudence
Chair: Greg Russell
 
Geopolitics And Prudence: Realism In A Twenty-First Century World
Greg Russell, University of Oklahoma, grussell@ou.edu
 
The Formation Of Prudence Within The City
Stephen Sims, Baylor University, stephen_sims@baylor.edu
 
Prudence, National Interest and Counter-Terrorism
Eric Fleury, College of the Holy Cross,…

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A large reference library such as the central library here in Toronto has open shelves, accessible to the public, but the bulk of its collection (a big bulk too) is in closed stacks, the storage area. Only the librarians go there, and the pages who fetch items for which someone has filled out a stack slip.
 
The stacks are the deep…

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Review of Michael D. O’Brien, Theophilos (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2010), 445pp. Paperback, $17.95; Island of the World (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2010), 839 pp. Paperback, $24.95; Voyage to Alpha Centauri (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2013), 700pp. Hardcover, $29.95
 
Wisdom Through Suffering
In the first two parts of this three-part review essay I discussed novels by Michael O’Brien that, despite their differences,…

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Review of Michael D. O’Brien, Father Elijah: An Apocalypse (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997), 597pp. Paperback, $19.95; Sophia House (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2005), 488 pp. Hardcover, $24.95; A Cry of Stone (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2003), 849 pp. Paperback, $24.95.
 
The End Times
In previous reviews (“Everyman in Quest of His Wholeness”, Voegelinview, November 25, 2012), I discussed Michael O’Brien’s novel…

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Ronald D. Srigley, Albert Camus’ Critique of Modernity, Columbia, University of Missouri Press, 2011, p. 189. Hardcover, $60.00.
 
Albert Camus enjoyed making work plans, and filing his thoughts and writings under headings. He thereby built a structure with the Absurd as the first pillar. This major title included: an essay, The Myth of Sisyphus; a novel, The Stranger; and two plays,…

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Order and Liberty:
A Conference in Honor of Ellis Sandoz


 

Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, 2015 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana


What Is Political Theory and Why Should We Care?


Lecture: David Walsh, Professor of Politics, Catholic University


3pm, Friday, May 1


Eric Voegelin, or Voegelin in the 21st Century


Panel Discussion


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Robert Howse, Leo Strauss: Man of Peace. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. xi + 188 pp. Paper, $29.99.
 
Robert Howse, the Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law at NYU, has set out to vindicate Leo Strauss from his calumniators on the Left, in large measure by purporting to rescue him from those who call themselves or are called Straussians,…

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