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Winners of The Tolkien Society Awards 2017 Announced


This article was originally posted at The Tolkien Society. We are pleased to announce the winners of The Tolkien Society Awards 2017. The Tolkien Society Awards recognise excellence in the fields of Tolkien scholarship and fandom, highlighting our long-standing charitable objective to “seek to educate the public in, and promote research into, the life and works […]

CNN: Should the Pope Address Climate Change?


This article was originally posted on SE Cupp Should the Pope Address Climate Change? A discussion between SE Cupp, and Dr. Loconte. September 23, 2015 This week Pope Francis will visit Washington DC, and on Thursday he’ll deliver a message to Congress that calls for more action on climate change. The Pope’s June encyclical on climate change, which was […]

Dr. Loconte Launches New Book at DC’s National Press Club


Trinity Forum Evening Conversation with Joe Loconte Book Launch and Evening Talk Tuesday, June 30, 2015 6:30 pm-8:30 pm The National Press Club 529 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20045 In this Evening Conversation, Loconte will share the untold story of how the devastation of the First World War shaped the moral imagination of two young soldiers, J.R.R. Tolkien and […]

The Weekly Standard: Turkey, Islamism, and the West


This article was originally posted at The Weekly Standard. Turkey, Islamism, and the West A setback for Erdogan. June 12, 2015 Istanbul Claiming victory for his Justice and Development party (AKP) in last week’s historic national election, Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu was defiant. “This election has shown that the backbone of Turkey is the AKP,” he told […]

Huffington Post: Conscience and the Christmas Truce of 1914


Originally posted at the Huffington Post.   Conscience and the Christmas Truce of 1914 “In the throes of one of the most destructive and dehumanizing wars in world history, something extraordinary occurred, never to be repeated. It happened on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1914. The “Great War” had been raging, inconclusively, for five ferocious months. […]

Dr. Loconte Discusses Obama’s Foreign Policy on RT’s “CrossTalk”


Dr. Loconte joined a television debate on President Obama’s foreign policy this Thursday. The program, which appears on the RT network, is called “CrossTalk

The Trinity Forum: An Evening Conversation with Dr. Loconte


Dr. Loconte spoke about his new book, “God and the Great War: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and the Crisis of Faith in the Modern Age,” at this Trinity Forum event.

Dr. Loconte Appears on Australia’s ABC Radio


Loconte spoke about the religious dimension to the conflict and about his forthcoming book God and the Great War: “J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and the Crisis of Faith in the Modern Age.”

Dr. Loconte Speaks on Reagan, American Exceptionalism


WATCH: Dr. Loconte spoke about Ronald Reagan and American Exceptionalism at Regent University’s Ronald Reagan Symposium on February 7, 2014.

Loconte to Appear in Reagan Symposium on C-SPAN


The Ronald Reagan Symposium will air on American History TV (C-SPAN3) on Sunday, March 16, at 8:00 PM ET and midnight.