Saturday, September 07, 2013

Long day (and night) ahead...

Friday, September 06, 2013

ClubOrlov: Wealth is not Property

ClubOrlov: Wealth is not Property: Svetlana Jovanović [ Guest post by Ellen, a long-time reader of this blog that I've only just heard from recently. She makes ...

I Bet Tickets Will Be Sold Out Quickly

My wish was granted, but I didn't think it would be this soon! In Octber at the Freight and Salvage: Dr. Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys



Some comments by Dr. Fleming on the state of our scholarship and our age:
There are parallels with the collapse that took place between 450 and 600 AD and between 1000 and 700 BC, but they were the results of violent invasion, not cultural suicide. It is not only the low state of our literary culture, but our eagerness to destroy and enslave not other peoples but ourselves. The active program of self-imposed cultural genocide in which we have been engaged since WW I has no parallel. The simplest explanation was put forward by my old friend John Gray, a non-Christian, that a healthy culture can be either pre-Christian or Christian, but post-Christianity adheres to the Christian dream but attempts to buyild the Kingdom of God here on earth and without God or the Incarnation. What Prof. Gray would not acknowledge is that we do have a god, but he is an inferior being we used to recognize as our enemy. Sorry to sound so apocalyptic, but if this argument is basically correct, then we have as much to learn from Pre-Christian cultures as we do from Christendom itself. If we cannot have the Church, then at least we might side with the Greeks and Romans--though that is the last thing we shall be permitted to do. Naturally, it is theoretically up to each of us not to side with our enemy--or rather our Enemy--but it requires a radical break with certain fundamental assumptions that go back to the Renaissance.

On the low level of politics, Dante has more to teach us--both his prose writings and his poetry--than the tradition of Montaigne, Montesquieu, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and the classical liberals.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

New tires. We'll see how long they last.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Not enough hours in the day...

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

MasterChef Cookalong with Jessie Lyziak

Long day, which may have to be partially undone because of Youtube/Google's lack of flexibility.

Monday, September 02, 2013

The Rice Portrait

Jane Austen to the life? by Claudia L. Johnson

Steve Sailer Reviews The Rlule of the Clan

Kinship or Citizenship

Macmillan

Related:
Three Phenomena Encompassed by the Rule of the Clan
The Call of the Clan

ECD in NYC

Country Dance*New York to Host 'Jane Austen Dance' Series, Begin. 9/3

Country Dance New York

Two Responses to Globalization

Globalization vs. the Humane Economy by by Ralph E. Ancil
The Next Lesson From Holland: Why Local Money Matters by James Fallows

Catholics Responding to the USCCB

Mass Immigration: Bad for America, Bad for the Church by Tom Piatak

A Catholic Reader Writes On His Bishops' Immigration Stance And Latin Cultures

What Would the Alternative Be?

TCP: Great Traditional News at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Phoenix Arizona

An Example of East Meets West in the New World

New Mexico, specifically - Orthodox Arts Journal: Recent Design Work for Orthodox New Mexico

All Saints of North America (OCA) in Albuquerque
St. Michael the Archangel (OCA) in Canones, NM
The Daily Star: Lebanon patriarch rejects military action in Syria

Related:
Cardinal Rai: Christians always pay the highest price in Mideast conflicts
Biography of Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East
The Maronite Patriarchate

Seeking to Re-settle?

Resilient Communities: The Best Locations for Plentiful Water