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John M. DeJak, an attorney and educator, is headmaster of Chelsea Academy in Front Royal, Va.
America seems to be at such a crisis point, with the dominance of “wokeism” and the lack of intellectual confidence of the polity in knowing—among other things—that a boy is a boy, and a girl is a girl.
Catharine Savage Brosman reviews Thomas Keneally's Woman of the Inner Sea and John M. DeJak reviews Heinrich Rommen's The Natural Law: A Study in Legal and Social History and Philosophy.
In the mid-20th century, politically conservative Roman Catholics emerged who were paradoxically defenders and promoters of the American polity, while the official position of the Church demonstrated an unease with the American system of government.
The cultivation of the intellectual life begins in silence and reflection, Zena Hitz writes in Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life.
The bones and dust of the Italian poet Dante were a political football for the warring factions of Italy long after his death, Guy Raffa writes in Dante's Bones. He who possessed Dante's remains symbolically controlled the country's future.
An oligarchy has arisen from the über-rich of Silicon Valley, served by dispossessed, monastic tech-serfs and a new cultural “clerisy” in academia, media, and religious institutions, Joel Kotkin argues in The Coming of Neo-Feudalism
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