Trevor Shelley

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Trevor Shelley teaches at St. Mary's University in Calgary and is the author of Globalism and Liberalism: An Essay on Montesquieu, Tocqueville, and Manent (St. Augustine's Press, 2017).

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Wealth of Persons: Economics with a Human Face. John McNerney. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2016.
 
“There is need of a deep and saving counsel, like a diver’s,
descending to the depth, with keen eye and not too much perturbed,
to make the end without disaster for us and for the city.”
—Aeschylus, Supplicants, 66c[1]
 
We speak of “the economy” as though we know…

Political Realism and Wisdom. András Lánczi. New York: Palgrave MacMillan Press, 2015.  P. 211.
 
András Lánczi’s latest English publication, Political Realism and Wisdom, consists of seven chapters, bookended by a short preface and conclusion, all loosely bound by the large-order themes of the work’s title. The manner in which the two threads are separated and collected—the dialectic, as it were, between…
Daniel Mahoney

The Conservative Foundations of the Liberal Order: Defending Democracy against Its Modern Enemies and Immoderate Friends. Daniel J. Mahoney. Wilmington, DE: Intercollegiate Studies Institute Press, 2008.
 
In The Spirit of Liberalism (1978), Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr., distinguished between “modern conservatism that accompanies liberalism” and “classical conservatism that preceded liberalism.”  Mansfield told us, “modern conservatism was born in rebellion against liberalism.”
However, this…
Hans Jonas 1

Hans Jonas: The Integrity of Thinking. David J. Levy. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2002.
 
David Levy's Earlier Scholarship
David J. Levy describes his own scholarship as “analysis and exploration.” It is marked by sustained attention to the task of interpreting human experience in light of the “problem of maintaining a balance between man and the world whose being he must…