Modern Age

Modern Age is a magazine specializing in Politics topics.

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 1, Winter

Discivilization in the Criticism of George A. Panichas
No American intellectual has offered more steadfast resistance over many decades to the decline of our civilization than George A. Panichas. As literary critic, book reviewer and editor of the most distinguished conservative journal, Modern Age, Panichas...
Education in British Universities
It is universally recognised that education is vital for the future prosperity of the world, and yet at the present time there are serious defects that merit determined action. I can speak only from my limited experience, which is mainly that of teaching...
Modern Age at the Threshold of a New Half Century
With this issue we open the fiftieth volume of Modern Age, founded by Russell Kirk as "a journal of controversy." After half a century, there is no sign that the kind of controversy that he relished has at all diminished. Kirk founded the journal because...
Reason and Faith: A Lenten Reflection
What is truth? This is a question that we seldom formulate in these terms, but that we often ask, when we ask ourselves if we really see what we see. Do we really see what we see? To verify, we try to touch. Truth needs a touchstone; it is itself a...
Religious Belief in Newman's Grammar of Assent
John Henry Cardinal Newman's An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent (1870) is at times a forbidding work. While it is one of Newman's major works, and his only fully theoretical work, it is not as often read or quoted as is his Apologia or Development...
The Decline of Common Law Constitutionalism in Canada
Canada provides a case study in the precipitous decline and fall of common law constitutionalism in the face of modern, and especially postmodern, political thought and practice.(1) In 1982, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (or "the Charter,"...
The Sacralization of Politics
The Strange Death of Marxism: The European Left in the New Millennium by Paul Edward Gottfried (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2005). 154 pp. Paul Gottfried's previous book, Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt (2002), examined the...
We Came to Hear Dickens
December 2, 2007 marked the 140th anniversary of a phenomenon that occurred in Boston in 1867--when a select audience heard Charles Dickens' first public reading in America. What had begun as Dickens' mission to reach a nonreading public in England...
What's Wrong with Liberalism?
To many, liberalism seems the best, in fact the only, platform that enables political leaders and social groups to cooperate and to introduce social changes and political reforms. At any rate this is the situation in Eastern Europe, but I believe that...