Anthony Esolen

Contributing Editor Anthony Esolen has published 24 books, including Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture, an English translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy, and most recently a book of poetry, The Hundredfold: Song of the Lord.

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  • Effeminate Cruelty
    February 2021

    Effeminate Cruelty

    22 min

    America's current "anarcho-tyranny" is characterized by a particularly effeminate kind of cruelty, which is indirect, furtive, and "humane." It takes three major forms...

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  • Vipers in Ivory
    December 2020

    Vipers in Ivory

    9 ½ min

    Reflections on three decades of teaching and defending Western civilization while its academic enemies gained power.

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  • Ressentiment: He Hates, Therefore He Is
    September 2020

    Ressentiment: He Hates, Therefore He Is

    16 ¼ min

    "Ressentiment" festers in the mind of a person until it manifests itself as a false sense of moral righteousness. This concept stems from a feeling of inferiority, and perfectly describes the mindset of today's violent rioters.

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  • <em>What the Editors Are Reading</em>
    July 2020

    What the Editors Are Reading

    4 ½ min

    Anthony Esolen reviews Pär Lagerkvist's Barabbas and Taki Theodoracopulos reviews Cornwell's Waterloo.

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  • Coins of the Realm
    April/May 2020

    Coins of the Realm

    14 ¼ min

    It is hard for us to imagine that ordinary people used to care about the design of public objects: coins, dollars, bridges, court houses, town halls, churches, schools, and even factories.... We need new coins to reflect our modern reality.

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