The Road by Cormac McCarthy: Quotations

The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, is a post-apocalyptic story about a father and his son as they find their way to the coast. The United States, and the world for all they know, is gone. The sun is blotted out, the trees are dead, the animals hunted to extinction, and the water filled with ash. … Continue reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy: Quotations

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The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis: Quotations

The Abolition of Man, by C.S. Lewis, contrary to being commonly presumed to be a book, is a series of three lectures that were given at the King's College, New Castle from February 24th to 26th of 1943. It has often been used as a modern primer for students of natural law (of which I … Continue reading The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis: Quotations

Are We Good Enough for Liberty? by Lawrence W. Reed: Quotations

In this tiny book, Are We Good Enough for Liberty?, Lawrence W. Read provides us two parts: an expanded edition of his commencement speech given to Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School and others, and the famous and small article I, Pencil, by Leonard Read. Below are quotations from his expanded commencement address. His commencement address, … Continue reading Are We Good Enough for Liberty? by Lawrence W. Reed: Quotations

A Student’s Guide to Liberal Learning by James V. Schall, S.J.: Quotations

In James V. Schall's A Student’s Guide to Liberal Learning, he opens with the Chestertonian notion that something in the world must call us out from ourselves, some wonder or enchantment about things that are true in the world and the adventure that may follow. But in an age of deep doubt and serious skepticism, … Continue reading A Student’s Guide to Liberal Learning by James V. Schall, S.J.: Quotations

How to be a Conservative by Roger Scruton: Quotations

Whether or not you subscribe to the conservative political philosophy, one can only benefit in understanding what that political philosophy may entail - Evanescent imagery of what could be or vehemently punching shadows has never helped anyone. Roger Scruton does an excellent job laying out the general political philosophy by identifying the constellations of conservative … Continue reading How to be a Conservative by Roger Scruton: Quotations

With All Due Respect by Jeff Coleman: Quotations

Written just after the 2017 presidential election between Trump and Hillary, Jeff Coleman wrote With All Due Respect as a response to the immense political savagery that encamped our political horizons. Instead of providing the common response - to provide a thin-layered justification - he wants us to understand two things: first, political civility can … Continue reading With All Due Respect by Jeff Coleman: Quotations