R.R. Reno is editor of First Things.

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A Master of Horror

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In his Poetics, Aristotle observed that some works of art have a paradoxical effect. They represent things that make us cringe and recoil: Orestes kills Clytemnestra; Medea murders her children. Yet, . . . . Continue Reading »

A Forgotten Seer

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Norman O. Brown. Once a favorite of counter-culture intellectuals, we do not hear his name very much anymore. He has been eclipsed, perhaps, by his prescience. Once a shocking voice of new . . . . Continue Reading »

The Little Flower

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When the disciples came to Jesus and asked who will be the greatest in the kingdom, he called for a child to come to him, and answered, ‚ÄúTruly I tell you, unless you turn and become like children, . . . . Continue Reading »