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The Future is History

The Future is History

Like many political dissidents from totalitarian states, at least the living ones, Masha Gessen fled her homeland – twice. Born during the height of the Soviet Union, Gessen first fled… Read more »

A Pope and a President: A Review

A Pope and a President: A Review

The valiance and devotion of President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II defined the winning battle against global communism in the latter half of the 20th century. How these… Read more »

A Review of The Strange Death of Europe

A Review of The Strange Death of Europe

In The Strange Death of Europe, British author and journalist Douglas Murray strives to document the readily apparent and dramatic upheaval occurring in Europe. One has to do little more… Read more »

What Happened (Wasn’t My Fault)

What Happened (Wasn’t My Fault)

Winter has come, as has the tradition of reviewing some of the most meaningful, well written, and intellectually stimulating books of the past year. Unfortunately for me, this is not… Read more »

Conscience of a Conservative: A Review

Conscience of a Conservative: A Review

“Far too often, we come to destroy, not to build. As the country burns. And our institutions are undermined. And our values are compromised. And the people become increasingly despondent… Read more »

Truth Today, Gone Tomorrow

Truth Today, Gone Tomorrow

In 1794, George Washington wrote that “Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.” Gone, however, are the days when such sentiments held true. In… Read more »

The Danger of Stagnancy: Part II

The Danger of Stagnancy: Part II

On October 10, President Hanlon sent an email to the entire Dartmouth community announcing Carolyn Dever’s decision to step down from Provost and to return to teaching once the fall… Read more »

The Danger of Stagnancy: Part I

The Danger of Stagnancy: Part I

Leonardo da Vinci wrote that “Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.”… Read more »

Thoughts in Autumn

Thoughts in Autumn

Once again I quote the great T.S. Eliot, this time from a different part of his “Four Quartets,” entitled “East Coker:” Home is where one starts from. As we grow… Read more »

A Warm Welcome

A Warm Welcome

In his 1974 poem “The Life with a Hole in It,” one of my personal favorite poets, Britain’s other Poet Laureate Philip Larkin, wrote: Life is an immobile, locked, Three-handed… Read more »