• A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great war



National Review: An Insider’s Guide to Italian Insults


Chris Cuomo’s pugilistic outburst earlier this week reinforced the usual tropes about Italian Americans.

Wall Street Journal: The Versailles Treaty Gets a Bum Rap


The Great War’s horrors, spiritual emptiness and a pack of lies made another world war inevitable.

Providence: 1919: Wilson, the Covenant, and the Improbable League


From a window in the Hall of Mirrors at the Versailles Palace, the view of its famed gardens and fountains is a welcome reward for negotiating the crush of tourists throughout the palace chambers.

National Review: Mussolini and the End of Liberal Democracy


With the centennial of the Versailles Treaty approaching, let’s remember who the real progenitor of Fascism was.

National Review: Tolkien Film Fails to Capture the Majesty of His Achievement


The central mystery that the biopic cannot penetrate is a belief in the sudden act of grace.

National Review: John Lennox, The Oxford Mathematics Professor Who Defends Christianity


In his view, religious belief is entirely compatible with the scientific quest.

National Interest: The War over Liberal Democracy


The Catholic medieval project, for all its achievements, ultimately failed to uphold one of the most transformative ideas of the Jewish and Christian traditions: the freedom and dignity of every human soul.

Weekly Standard: Tolkien, Lewis, and the Lessons of World War I


How J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis defied the spirit of the age.

Wall Street Journal: What World War I taught the Clergy


‘A terrified and angry pacifism,’ C.S. Lewis wrote, ‘is one of the roads that lead to war.’

National Review: The Maker of Middle-earth, in Gorgeous Detail


A traveling exhibit displays the most thorough collection in years of Tolkien’s wide-ranging creative gifts.