Restlessly seek power after power ceasing only in death, or just try to be a little crueler every day? Wherein the gang flows along the surface of life’s path as they please; unleash Newman’s critique of political liberalism; ponder what it means for liberal education that Basil and Julian were fellow-students at the schools of Athens; decry the shortcomings and superficialities of great books educations; and ask whether Christians can be gentlemen in the end.
All this and much more!
Bibliography for pts 1 & 2:
- Susannah Black, “On Presley Progressivism“
- Patrick Deneen, “A Catholic Showdown Worth Watching,” The American Conservative (2014)
- Patrick Deneen, Why Liberalism Failed (Yale, 2016)
- Ryszard Legutko, The Demon in Democracy (Encounter, 2016)
- Thomas Hobbes, The Leviathan , (Hackett, 1994)
- The Complete Essays of Montaigne, ed. Donald Frame (Stanford, 1958)
- John Henry Newman, The Idea of a University , ed. Martin Svaglic (Notre Dame, 1984)
- John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua , ed. Ian Ker (Penguin, 1994)
- John Henry Newman, “Biglietto Speech” (1879)
- John Rawls, Political Liberalism , (Columbia, 2005)
- Richard Rorty, Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity (Cambridge, 1989)
- Gabriel Sanchez, “Illiberal Catholicism One Year On,” Front Porch Republic (2015)
- Judith Shklar, Ordinary Vices (Harvard, 1984)
- Felix de St. Vincent, “Four Catholic Political Postures,” The Josias (2017)
- Edmund Waldstein, “Contrasting Concepts of Freedom,” The Josias (2016)
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