Margaret Hrezo

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Margaret Seyford Hrezo is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Radford University in Virginia. She is author of Damned If You Do: Dilemmas of Action in Literature and Popular Culture (Lexington Books, 2010).

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A Philosophical History of Love. Wayne Cristaudo. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers 2012.
Tina Turner once asked us, “What’s love got to do with it?”  Wayne Cristaudo’s A Philosophical History of Love provides the best answer to that question that this reviewer has ever rear or heard.  This thoughtful, thought-provoking, and scholarly work challenges us to take the fullness of love seriously, to…

The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia. Roger Kimball. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2012.
The Fortunes of Permanence explores a frequent theme of contemporary conservatism: relativism. For Kimball, relativists do not believe in either value or truth. The common concern of the twenty wide-ranging essays in this book is the loss of criteria for…

In the form of smart phones and Martian rovers, modernity presents itself as the age of "miracles"–miracles which are entirely man-made.  These miracles are the expression of the human will, of the interrelation of science and power. Modernity makes everyday life the focus of human existence.1
Modernity does more than that, however. It forces public discourse to confine itself to…