Weight of Glory

C.S. Lewis and Kurt Vonnegut on “Egalitarian” Tyranny

  • Apr 06, 2010
  • David J. Theroux
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The remarkable and haunting, independent, 2009, science fiction short film, 2081: Everyone Will Finally Be Equal, is based on the Kurt Vonnegut short story, “Harrison Bergeron,” from his book, Welcome to the Monkey House, and is now available on DVD. Vonnegut’s powerful and incisive story critiques egalitarian statism in which …

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Mere Friendship: Lewis on a Great Joy

  • Jul 20, 2009
  • David J. Theroux

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. . . . It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that gives value to survival.” —C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves Love has been the favorite topic of philosophers, artists, poets, musicians, and religious leaders since humankind began. …

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Running Down Heaven and Hell

  • Nov 24, 2008
  • Wayne Martindale

C.S. Lewis by profession was an Oxford don for 30 years and then another six at Cambridge. He was born in Ireland and from those boarding school days until the end of his life he lived in England. He is a man who is sometimes accused of having led a …

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A Princely Film We Commoners Can Relate To

  • Jun 03, 2008
  • Devin Brown

While The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe culminated with a grand coronation scene, Andrew Adamson’s second Narnia film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, never gets around to officially making the young prince into a king. Nor did Lewis’s original. And this is as it should be since this …

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