Phi Beta Cons

De Maistre Mixer

If you’ve ever wanted to present an academic paper on the “altar and throne” conservatism of Joseph de Maistre — and who has not? — there are rarely better opportunities to do so than at Cambridge’s Fifth International Colloquium on the thinker. 
Abstracts for the December 5-6 conference are due on May 1. E-mail me for the full “call for papers” announcement if interested.

Travis Kavulla — Travis Kavulla, a former associate editor of National Review, is a writer in Montana and the Republican nominee for public service commissioner for the state. He currently edits National Review ...

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