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  • Eric Voegelin: Meditation as Antidote to Gnosticism

    August 29, 2016

    This essay was originally published in The Imaginative Conservative on December 30, 2015. Dr. Morrissey and the publisher has given us to reprint it. The original publication can be directly obtained here. Copyright © December 30, 2015 The Imaginative Conservative.   “The death of the spirit is…

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  • 32nd International Meeting of The Eric Voegelin Society, Philadelphia 2016

    August 27, 2016

    The 32nd International Meeting of THE ERIC VOEGELIN SOCIETY, 2016 American Political Science Association Meeting, September 1-4 Philadelphia, PA   David Walsh, Meeting Director [email protected]     This is the EVS Program for our 2016 meeting in Philadelphia. It is the one we will follow as far…

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  • Beyond Radical Secularism: How France and the Christian West Should Respond to the Islamic Challenge

    August 26, 2016

    Beyond Radical Secularism: How France and the Christian West Should Respond to the Islamic Challenge. Pierre Manent. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Gene Callahan.   I have sometimes deplored the liberties that C. K. Scott Moncrieff took in translating Marcel Proust’s sub-titles from…

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  • Engineers of Jihad: The Curious Connection between Violent Extremism and Education

    August 24, 2016

    Engineers of Jihad: The Curious Connection between Violent Extremism and Education. Diego Gambetta and Steffen Hertog, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Barry Cooper.   Several years ago in Bucharest I had the opportunity to tour the Museum of the History of the Rumanian Communist Party…

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  • Two Different Perspectives of the Totalitarian Phenomenon: Kelsen and Voegelin

    August 22, 2016

    Mr. Lecoutre has given us permission to reprint his paper. Copyright © 2016 François Lecoutre.   There is a common opposition to totalitarianism with both of these authors, even if the remedies chosen to counter it are radically different. Both were victims of Nazism – Kelsen because…

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  • The Politics of Resentment

    August 19, 2016

    The Politics of Resentment. Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker. Katherine J. Crammer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Lee Trepanier.   Why do the white working class support Donald Trump, with his vicious remarks, psychopathic personality, and mixture of…

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  • Scientism and the Market Economy

    August 17, 2016

    This review was originally printed in VoegelinView on October 20, 2015. It is reprinted here. The Power of Market Fundamentalism: Karl Polanyi’s Critique. Fred Block and Margaret R. Somers. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. 352 pp. Hardcover, $49.95. Copyright © 2013 Colin Cordner. Karl Polanyi is not an…

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  • Why We Bite the Invisible Hand: The Psychology of Anti-Capitalism

    August 15, 2016

    Why We Bite the Invisible Hand: The Psychology of Anti-Capitalism. Peter Foster. Pleasaunce Press, 2014. Copyright © 2016 Khalil M. Habib.   In a nod to Adam Smith’s famous metaphor, Peter Foster asks why we persist in biting the invisible hand. Good question. Why do so many people,…

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Christopher S. Morrissey

This essay was originally published in The Imaginative Conservative on December 30, 2015. Dr. Morrissey and the publisher has given us to reprint it. The original publication can be directly obtained here. Copyright © December 30, 2015 The Imaginative Conservative.
 
“The death of the spirit is the price of progress. Nietzsche revealed this mystery of the Western apocalypse when he announced…

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David Walsh

The 32nd International Meeting of THE ERIC VOEGELIN SOCIETY, 2016


American Political Science Association Meeting, September 1-4


Philadelphia, PA


 


David Walsh, Meeting Director


[email protected]


 
 
This is the EVS Program for our 2016 meeting in Philadelphia. It is the one we will follow as far as possible. Please continue to update me with any…

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Eugene Callahan

Beyond Radical Secularism: How France and the Christian West Should Respond to the Islamic Challenge. Pierre Manent. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Gene Callahan.
 
I have sometimes deplored the liberties that C. K. Scott Moncrieff took in translating Marcel Proust’s sub-titles from À la recherche du temps perdu: how could À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs…

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Barry Cooper

Engineers of Jihad: The Curious Connection between Violent Extremism and Education. Diego Gambetta and Steffen Hertog, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Barry Cooper.
 
Several years ago in Bucharest I had the opportunity to tour the Museum of the History of the Rumanian Communist Party and of the Movement for Social Democracy in Romania.  I was puzzled with the discovery…

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François Lecoutre

Mr. Lecoutre has given us permission to reprint his paper. Copyright © 2016 François Lecoutre.

 
There is a common opposition to totalitarianism with both of these authors, even if the remedies chosen to counter it are radically different. Both were victims of Nazism – Kelsen because of his Jewish origins and Voegelin because of his writings which led to him being…

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Lee Trepanier

The Politics of Resentment. Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker. Katherine J. Crammer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Lee Trepanier.
 
Why do the white working class support Donald Trump, with his vicious remarks, psychopathic personality, and mixture of pro and anti-government policies? Is it, as Thomas Frank and most Democrats believe, that they…

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Colin Cordner

This review was originally printed in VoegelinView on October 20, 2015. It is reprinted here.

The Power of Market Fundamentalism: Karl Polanyi's Critique. Fred Block and Margaret R. Somers. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. 352 pp. Hardcover, $49.95. Copyright © 2013 Colin Cordner.
Karl Polanyi is not an easy man to pigeonhole. He is best known as the author of The Great Transformation…

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Khalil Habib

Why We Bite the Invisible Hand: The Psychology of Anti-Capitalism. Peter Foster. Pleasaunce Press, 2014. Copyright © 2016 Khalil M. Habib.
 
In a nod to Adam Smith’s famous metaphor, Peter Foster asks why we persist in biting the invisible hand. Good question. Why do so many people, in the midst of the greatest prosperity ever produced in human history, insist on condemning…

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Lee Trepanier

Dr. Trepanier has given us permission to reprint his essay. Copyright © 2016 Lee Trepanier.
 
How it is that Donald Trump, who has proudly proclaimed he's a racist and sexist, is the Republican nominee for the presidency? His misogynist comments about Megyn Kelly, Hillary Clinton, and other women as well as his attacks on Muslims, Mexicans, and other minorities had little…

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Grant Havers

The Conservative Rebellion. Richard Bishirjian. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2015. Copyright © 2016 Grant N. Havers.
 
In The Conservative Rebellion, Richard Bishirjian warns that a “visionary politics” which extols a vision of America bringing liberty to all corners of the world will lead to the rejection of politics altogether in the United States:
. . . the failure of the symbolism…

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