Modern Age

Modern Age is a magazine specializing in Politics topics.

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 4, Fall

Conservatism and the Political Order
As we prepare this final issue of the 2008 volume of Modern Age for the press, a long, arduous, and often rather bizarre presidential campaign is drawing to a close, and its outcome will be known by the time the issue is in print. No matter which...
Eric Voegelin on the Incarnate Christ
In his 1965 Ingersoll Lecture "Immortality: Experience and Symbol" Eric Voegelin declared that "the symbolism of incarnation would express the experience, with a date in history, of God reaching into man and revealing him as the Presence that is...
Fighting Bob vs. Silent Cal: The Conservative Tradition from la Follette to Taft and Beyond
Soon after becoming president in 1981, Ronald Reagan surprised the press by removing the hallowed portrait of Harry Truman from the wall of the White House Cabinet Room and replacing it with one of Calvin Coolidge. The Great Communicator's speaking...
Human Freedom and the Limitations of Scientific Determinism
Recent developments in science have stimulated the centuries-old debate between proponents of determinism and those who defend human freedom. Determinism implies that every event, including every human action, is causally necessitated by prior events,...
Mark Royden Winchell
Those of us who valued Mark Winchell's friendship and good company share in the grief of his wife and two sons. We too will miss him. A victim of cancer at the age of fifty-nine, he was one of those people who should live to be a hundred, not only...
On Climate Change
When I first became interested in the applications of nuclear physics I was most concerned by the coming shortage of energy. Since then it has become clear that this is not the main problem. There is plenty of energy for the next few hundred years:...
Vachel Lindsay's Covenant with America
On December 5, 1931, Nicholas Vachel Lindsay died in the upstairs bedroom that he had occupied as a child, having committed suicide by the horrific means of ingesting Lysol. In hindsight, the tragedy--and the slide into depression and paranoia that...