Lewis on Democracy

  • Jul 04, 2013
  • Zach Kincaid

I haven’t read much about C.S. Lewis and his commentary on the political climate of his day (though I imagine there could be volumes on it). However, given the American holiday celebrating their declaration of independence from British rule, I thought I’d turn to his letters and see what I …

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C. S. Lewis & Three Wars: 1941

  • Jun 14, 2010
  • Joel Heck

The Second World War had begun in 1939, and the world was turned upside down. As normally happens during a war, people began to think more frequently about ultimate issues, life and death, good and evil, suffering and eternity, and the nature of reality. C. S. Lewis was not immune …

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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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Jack the Blogger?

  • Sep 02, 2009
  • Bruce L. Edwards

Our continued affection for and the extended appeal of C. S. Lewis more than 45 years after his death, so near the end of the first decade of the supposedly post-postmodern 21st Century, suggests to me two things about him and his work that may seem patently obvious. Except for …

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The Good Guys and the Bad Guys

  • May 25, 2009
  • Louis Markos

There are few characters in literature who embody positive goodness more powerfully than Aslan. In his presence, the children feel at once a sense of joy and fear, an ecstasy mingled with terror, an intimation of both the actively sublime and the passively beautiful. Aslan is neither a pretty object …

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