O pray for us, the bourgeoisie

Joseph, Mary, pray for all The proper and conventional Of whom this world approves. Pray for us whose married loves Acquire so readily The indolent fidelity Of unaired beds, for us to whom Domestic hatred can become A habit-forming drug,

O pray for us, the bourgeoisie

Joseph, Mary, pray for all The proper and conventional Of whom this world approves. Pray for us whose married loves Acquire so readily The indolent fidelity Of unaired beds, for us to whom Domestic hatred can become A habit-forming drug,

Annunciation

Gabriel When Eve, in love with her own will, Denied the will of Love and fell, She turned the flesh Love knew so well To knowledge of her love until Both love and knowledge were of sin: What her negation

Annunciation

Gabriel When Eve, in love with her own will, Denied the will of Love and fell, She turned the flesh Love knew so well To knowledge of her love until Both love and knowledge were of sin: What her negation

Lasch and Michea

The tendency of this analysis is to exalt bourgeois liberalism as the only civilized form of political life and bourgeois “civility” as the only uncorrupted form of public conversation.  From the pluralist point of view, the admitted imperfections of bourgeois

Lasch and Michea

The tendency of this analysis is to exalt bourgeois liberalism as the only civilized form of political life and bourgeois “civility” as the only uncorrupted form of public conversation.  From the pluralist point of view, the admitted imperfections of bourgeois

Therapy as Antireligion

Plagued by anxiety, depression, vague discontents, a sense of inner emptiness, the “psychological man” of the twentieth century seeks neither individual self-aggrandizement nor spiritual transcendence but peace of mind, under conditions that increasingly militate against it.  Therapists, not priests or

Therapy as Antireligion

Plagued by anxiety, depression, vague discontents, a sense of inner emptiness, the “psychological man” of the twentieth century seeks neither individual self-aggrandizement nor spiritual transcendence but peace of mind, under conditions that increasingly militate against it.  Therapists, not priests or

Self-improvement and Despair

People busy themselves instead with survival strategies, measures designed to prolong their own lives, or programs guaranteed to ensure good health and peace of mind. […] Both strategies reflect the growing despair of changing society, or even understanding it, which

Self-improvement and Despair

People busy themselves instead with survival strategies, measures designed to prolong their own lives, or programs guaranteed to ensure good health and peace of mind. […] Both strategies reflect the growing despair of changing society, or even understanding it, which

2 Corinthians 1

1:3-9 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are

2 Corinthians 1

1:3-9 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are

Micropolitics

I am proposing, at the risk of being quaint, a more “classical” definition of politics as the art of seeking the good of the polis, which is the common good.  The pursuit of this good involves, of course, the employment of

Micropolitics

I am proposing, at the risk of being quaint, a more “classical” definition of politics as the art of seeking the good of the polis, which is the common good.  The pursuit of this good involves, of course, the employment of

Revolutionary Asceticism

The demand for “revolution” is not simply a libidinal resolution; it occurs in certain political, social, and cultural settings — in fact, revolution itself as we have maintained, is, properly speaking, only to be found in modern history — and

Revolutionary Asceticism

The demand for “revolution” is not simply a libidinal resolution; it occurs in certain political, social, and cultural settings — in fact, revolution itself as we have maintained, is, properly speaking, only to be found in modern history — and