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( English Version | German Version )Die Zeiten, in denen eine neue Form geboren wird, sind äußerst rar in der Menschheitsgeschichte. Es muß viel zusammenkommen, damit so etwas gelingen kann. Große Form zeichnet sich dadurch aus, daß sie imstande ist, die Epoche, der sie entstammt, zu überleben . . . . Continue Reading »

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The times in which a new form is born are extremely rare in the history of mankind. Great forms are characterized by their ability to outlive the age in which they emerge and to pursue their path through all history’s hiatuses and upheavals. The Greek column with its Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian . . . . Continue Reading »

How to Do Things with Words

A friend and I are arguing over the word traditionalist as applied to Catholics. He criticizes “traditionalists” but means only the “cranks,” he insists: No “sane person” would call himself a Catholic traditionalist; only cranks do that. When he writes “traditionalist,” my friend has in mind a careful definition that excludes the likes of Cardinal Burke and Pope Emeritus Benedict, but the word in general circulation has a broader range than that, and many gentle souls get caught in its net. Continue Reading »