Both a Friend and Mentor

Our final tribute to Sir Roger Scruton …

A Vienna Tribute to Jean Raspail

Although Jean Raspail is not known as a famous writer in Austria, enthusiastic admirers gathered here in his honour on…

Defender of Our Inheritance

In a lengthy tribute to Roger Scruton that I published in the March 2020 issue of The New Criterion, I…

Jean Raspail’s Voyage Home

“What I owe to Jean Raspail is, first of all, that he confirmed for me the idea that geography can…

A Lion of French Letters

On June 13, Jean Raspail passed away as he was about to celebrate his 95th birthday. This exceptional man had…

An Exemplary Knight-Errant

Until early in the 20th century, art was considered to be a product of skill and discipline. It was seen as…

Before & After Scruton

I usually jest that my life divides into two parts: ‘Before Scruton’ and ‘After Scruton.’ My first five books were…

Norman Stone (1941-2019)

Professor Norman Stone, the renowned historian who died aged 78 on June 19 this year, was an outstandingly colourful figure on a British intellectual landscape that has long had an accelerating tendency to the flat, dull, monochrome, and ideologically uniform.

How John Lukacs’s Confessions Still Speak to Us

When John Lukacs died in May 2019 at the age of 95, he left behind a massive body of work spanning more than 60 years. “That admirable historian” (as Russell Kirk called him) wrote two works about himself: Last Rites (2009) and the more substantive Confessions of an Original Sinner (1990) …. one of the richest and most rewarding of his works.

David Boyd Kennedy (1933-2019)

In the world of conservative-minded philanthropy, David Boyd Kennedy, who passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, was a discreet, wise and insightful benefactor, deeply committed to the permanent things. David died peacefully at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his family at his side.

David O’Mahony (ca. 1930s-2019)

A brief tribute to the classical liberal, free market Irish economist, David O’Mahony — a scholar and a gentleman who touched the lives of generations of students.

Anthony de Jasay (1925-2019)

“In a way, Anthony de Jasay was an anarchist, though he did not believe that anarchy would be possible here and now. He was closer to those who seek to create ‘social order’ through private contracts than to the so-called ‘minarchists’ who hope to restrict state activity to a minimum. But he believed that neither goal was politically realistic.”