Peter J. Leithart is President of Trinity House, Birmingham, Alabama, and an adjunct Senior Fellow at New St. Andrews College. He is author, most recently, of Gratitude: An Intellectual History (Baylor).

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From Leithart
In his history of the ancient concept of progress, E. R. Dodds says that one <blockquote>fundamental limitation on the idea of progress was imposed by the theory of Forms, both in Platonic and . . . . Continue Reading »

Prometheus Bound

From Leithart
Looking at Aeschylus’s Prometheus Bound for an article, I came across this statement: Speaking of the senselessness of men before Prometheus gave them sense, he describes men as “seeing, . . . . Continue Reading »

Br’er Rabbit

From Leithart
The Weekly Standard has been playing Br’er Rabbit with the Democrats, publishing several hand-wringing articles worrying over threat posed by Howard Dean to the Bush reelection. “Please, . . . . Continue Reading »

Back to Supra/infra

From Leithart
Back to supra/infra: On reflection, I think the main issue in my rethinking of this has been my hostility to any nature-grace scheme, which seems to be encouraged by the infra position. In the infra . . . . Continue Reading »

The Stranger

From Leithart
Below are some notes for a talk I’m giving at the University of Idaho campus tomorrow evening (September 17). Apologies for the formatting. There’s some material here that is relevant . . . . Continue Reading »