On the Square Today

Micah Mattix analyzes the line “ She sang beyond the genius of the sea ”: Wallace Stevens was preoccupied with the sound of poetry, evident in part in the alliteration and assonance of this week’s line from “The Idea of Order at Key West.” In his 1936 essay “The . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 4.19.13

Welcoming Muslims in Ireland Megan O’Neil, Atlantic To Mary Neylan (April 18, 1940) C. S. Lewis, American Reader The Limits of Madison’s “Memorial and Remonstrance” Richard Reinsch, Library of Law & Liberty Why Did Some German Protestants Support Hitler? Matthew . . . . Continue Reading »

Is Gosnell Really So Shocking?

Honestly, is it so hard to understand Kermit Gosnell? If respectable and influential people—-cultural and political leaders—-spend decades trying to persuade the public that “it’s not really a baby, it just looks like a baby,” are we shocked—- shocked . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Square Today

Pete Spiliakos suggests a new agenda for right-leaning super PACs : Explain how conservative ideas could work to cut taxes on working families while encouraging investment. Explain the radicalism of the Democratic party’s abortion agenda, defend the humanity of the late-term . . . . Continue Reading »

Death of a Canadian Icon: Rita MacNeil

Yesterday, media was buzzing with news that Canadian music icon Rita MacNeil had passed away after complications following surgery. She was, as The Canadian Press put it , “a singer-songwriter from small-town Canada whose powerful voice explored genres from country, to folk, to gospel.” . . . . Continue Reading »