The Times Ahead

Robert Hugh Benson is most famous for his 1907 novel Lord of the World. Set in the early 21st century, it describes the ascent of Antichrist, whose kingdom—much more familiar in style and substance than we would care to think—emerges both naturally and preternaturally from the technological and technocratic tendencies of modern society. As theContinue reading “The Times Ahead”

Shepherding the Passions

A strange thing happened to reason on the way to modernity. According to “Enlightenment” philosophy, reason is a tool for better securing the “interests” of men or societies. A rational agent, in this view, is one who studiously ignores emotional inputs in order to seize upon the most efficient means of realizing his ends. ToContinue reading “Shepherding the Passions”