The primary purpose of this blog is to help establish the foundation for a new Catholic cultural criticism within the humanities and social sciences.
The secondary purpose of this blog is to examine the politics of academia, with special attention given to conservative scholars and scholarship. It is no secret that academic scholarship in the humanities in Canada and the US is highly political, and that it is largely a ‘left wing’ enterprise. This blog asks what it means to be a scholar of the political right, with an aim of fostering understanding and co-operation between scholars of different political stripes and expanding the range and quality of academic discourse. It is geared towards graduate students and professors within academia, but also addresses issues of concern for independent scholars and the public at large.
“However subtle the arguments invoked, we must adhere firmly to the principle that, since truth cannot contradict itself, reason cannot be right if it is contrary to faith.” – Etienne Gilson
Gilson, Etienne. Thomism: The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas. 1965. 6th ed. Trans. Laurence K. Shook and Armand Maurer. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2002. 22.