We’re delighted to bring Scott Yenor to the show this week to discuss his important new book, The Recovery of Family Life: Exposing the Limits of Modern Ideologies, which is being officially released tomorrow from Baylor University Press. Unlike many other fine books on the family today that rely chiefly on social science, Scott brings his immense learning […]
This video concerns mostly the love affair between Tancredo and Angelica–the new/old man and the new woman–and its significance for The Leopard.
his video covers the action of Chapter 1 of the Leopard, outlining the state of the old regime in Italy as it is on the cusp of revolution.
This gives some of the essential background for understanding Guissepe Di Lampedusa’s The Leopard, focusing on the unification of the Italian modern state under Girabaldi.
(Audio file HERE) AK concerns marriage. This lecture provides an overview about marriage in the book. Russia’s marriage system is confused, with three interlocking visions of marriage at issue. The old ways where the family is in charge of matchmaking (the French way) or where a matchmaker is in charge (the Russian way) are on the wane, while […]
Book 1.1-3. Tolstoy relays aspects of Aristotle’s political science, in that it shows Russia is undergoing a regime change from something like an aristocracy to a democracy. Both Tolstoy and Dostoevsky see Russia becoming more modern as well, so they are analyzing whether modernity is consistent with human thriving. The analysis of AK, the characters and families in […]
This is the incredible denouement of August 1914, where Vorotynstev attends a meeting in which the hierarchy of the Russian military exempts themselves from responsibility for the debacle at Tannenberg and assigns sole responsibility on General Samsonov. IT makes a repeat performance of this debacle more and more likely.