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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Latest by Anthony Esolen in Chronicles

  • Deconstructing the Decolonizers
    April/May 2021

    Deconstructing the Decolonizers

    14 ½ min

    Those who command our schools and colleges behave like colonial powers in the land they occupy. They exercise power for their own ends, ostensibly for the good of their subjects, who mostly suffer their rule with grudging timorousness.

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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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