Tag: culture

Cultural Amnesia

“Not to know what happened before you were born is to remain forever a child.” Cicero Today’s students are know-nothings. Their minds are largely empty, devoid of any substantial knowledge that should be the fruits of their education. They are…

The Smell of Death Surrounds Us

The smell of death surrounds us.   No one knows why people commit mass murder, or why deaths of despair are on the rise.  In our secular culture, death seems to have no reason – that is until we look more…

Family Bonds

Alexis de Tocqueville once wrote that an American will build a house in which to pass his old age and sell it before the roof is on; he will plant a garden and abandon it just as the trees are…

Liberal Culture & Totalitarian Democracy

“Liberalism. . .tends to release energy rather than accumulate it, to relax rather than to fortify.  It is a movement not so much defined by its end, as by its starting point; away from rather than toward, something definite.  Our…