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Algis Valiunas

Algis Valiunas is a fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the author of Churchill's Military Histories.

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Martin Luther's Reformation
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: October 19, 2017
This article appeared in: Volume XVII, Number 4

The first Protestant.

 

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Master Builder
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: August 1, 2017
This article appeared in: Volume XVII, Number 3

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150.

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Between Heaven and Hell
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: May 1, 2017
This article appeared in: Volume XVII, Number 2, Spring 2017

Navigating Dante’s Divine Comedy.

 

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Edisonian Democracy
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: February 2, 2017
This article appeared in: Volume XVII, Number 1, Winter 2016/17

Thomas Alva Edison and the American way of life.

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Voice of Civilization
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: November 11, 2016
This article appeared in: Volume XVI, Number 4, Fall 2016

Edward Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. 

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A Historian's Craft
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: May 12, 2016
This article appeared in: Volume XVI, Number 2, Spring 2016

The passion and dispassion of Jacob Burckhardt. 

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The Philistine on Parnassus
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: February 25, 2016
This article appeared in: Volume XVI, Number 1, Winter 2015/16

Why we haven't outgrown Thomas Babington Macaulay.

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Full Bloom
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: November 12, 2015
This article appeared in: Volume XV, Number 4, Fall 2015

Allan Bloom and the state of the American mind.

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Orwell in the Orwellian Century
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: November 3, 2014
This article appeared in: Vol. XIV, Number 4, Fall 2014

Even "the crystal spirit" had his The surest sign that a writer has made his mark is the adoption of his surname in common parlance as an adjective immediately significant even to those who barely know his work, or merely know of it.

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On the Slaughter Bench of History
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: August 12, 2014
This article appeared in: Vol. XIV, Number 3, Summer 2014

The First World War and its lessons.

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Bach the Transcendent
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: May 6, 2014
This article appeared in: Vol. XIV, Number 2, Spring 2014

Truth and eternal harmonies.

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Wagner High and Low
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: December 28, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 4, Fall 2013

Richard Wagner (1813-1883) was in his own day, and remains on the bicentennial of his birth, the operatic composer most important to philosophers, literary men, honest-to-goodness intellectuals, and the usual assortment of those impressed above al...

 
Wagner High and Low
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: October 21, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 4 - Fall 2013

Appalling ideas set to beautiful music.

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History as Literature
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: August 7, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 3 - Summer 2013

W.H. Prescott’s grand account of the bloody Spanish Empire.

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High Adventure and Sacred Mystery
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: May 24, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 2 - Spring 2013

In literature and in public life, Mark Helprin’s is an indispensable voice.

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Godlike, Godly Tolstoy
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: March 21, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 1 - Winter 2012/13

Each unhappy genius is unhappy in his own way.

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Winged Words
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: September 24, 2012
This article appeared in: Vol. XII, Number 3 - Summer 2012

Reading the Iliad in English.

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Left, Right, and Dickens
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: May 2, 2012
This article appeared in: Vol. XII, Number 2 - Spring 2012

He was a conservative liberal and a liberal conservative.

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King of Pain
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: February 10, 2012
This article appeared in: Vol. XII, Number 1 - Winter 2011/12

Novelist David Foster Wallace shows how to recover one’s soul.

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De Luxe
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: January 16, 2012
This article appeared in: Vol. XI, Number 4 - Fall 2011

A review of Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White: Art, Architecture, Scandal, and Class in America's Gilded Age, by Mosette Broderick

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At the Zoo
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: July 15, 2011
This article appeared in: Vol. XI, Number 3 - Summer 2011

A review of H.L. Mencken: Prejudices: The Complete Series (Library of America), by H.L. Mencken, edited by Marion Rogers

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Shall We Fight for King and Country?
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: March 24, 2010
This article appeared in: Vol. X, Number 1, Winter - 2009/10

Once again, the contrast between Churchill and Bloomsbury matters.

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Highborn Fools
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: May 8, 2009
This article appeared in: Vol. IX, Number 2 - Spring 2009

Reviewing the memoirs of Duc de Saint-Simon, courtier at Louis XIV's Versailles.

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The Critic Who Sometimes Exists
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: October 6, 2008
This article appeared in: Vol. VIII, Number 3 - Summer 2008

Edmund Wilson remains the finest critic American literature has produced; we can only hope for a better.

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Aryan Sister
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: November 29, 2007
This article appeared in: Vol. VII, Number 4 - Fall 2007

The life of Leni Riefenstahl, the Third Reich's great documentary filmmaker.

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Encountering Islam
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: May 7, 2007
This article appeared in: Vol. VII, Number 2 - Spring 2007

Western travelers in the Muslim world.

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Philosophy in Democratic Times
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: January 4, 2006
This article appeared in: Vol. VI, Number 1 - Winter 2005/06

The mental keenness and literary grace of George Santayana.

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Democracy's Composer
By: Algis Valiunas
Posted: October 28, 2004
This article appeared in: Vol. IV, Number 4 - Fall 2004

How Beethoven harmonized democracy and genius.

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