by on February 21st, 2014

The enduring values in which conservatives believe—beauty among them—are more multifaceted and surprising than we sometimes give them credit for. Beauty does not always follow rules, and it is often found in unexpected places and patterns.

by on April 6th, 2011

Augustine, Aquinas, and Alexandria offer forgotten ideals regarding what learning is and the scale at which it flourishes.

by on January 7th, 2011

The ancient tradition of pursuing knowledge for its own sake is slowly, quietly making a comeback.

by on November 11th, 2010

An exhibition by contemporary artist Enrique Martínez Celaya at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (on view through November 23rd) is a unique chance to contrast the uncertainty of our own age with the New Medievalism of the great American architect, Ralph Adams Cram.

by on May 14th, 2010

Can Thomistic art theory provide an alternative to postmodern “Neutralism”?

by on March 16th, 2010

A recent series by James Matthew Wilson highlights the connection between conservatism and beauty.

by on January 12th, 2010

Is it possible for capitalism and democracy to support localist and communitarian ideals? According to one interpretation of a high-tech, agrarian-loving blockbuster film, the answer is yes. And this points to a challenge for conservative purists of all stripes.

by on November 10th, 2009

Can the divide between the Liberal Arts and the Sciences be bridged by beauty?

by on September 8th, 2009

If conservatives wish to defend culture, they must support the arts. Their support for the arts, however, should be motivated by a love of beauty rather than any political program.

by on August 18th, 2009

The urgency of protecting the sanctity of life, the dignity of the human person, and the institution of marriage goes hand-in-hand with cultivation of the arts