The Conservatism of Russell Kirk: Prudence

Kirk writes that prudence is chief among virtues, not only as the cause of other virtues, as Thomas Aquinas thought, but as the most important virtue to be considered by our public leaders. Our actions always have consequences we cannot foresee, but acting too hastily in favor of some more advanced time or a desire […]

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Fasting Isn’t an “If”, it’s a “When”

Christians are now fully underway in fasting before Easter. Western Christians, namely protestants and most Catholics (celebrating Easter this year on April 21) began either on Ash Wednesday on March 6, or Pure Monday, on March 4. The Orthodox, who calculate Easter according to the older, Julian calendar, began the Great Fast in earnest with […]

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Trinity Student Invited to White House

On Thursday, March 21, Trinity student Maddie D’Iorio attended the signing of Executive Order 13865 and President Trump’s remarks in the White House East Room. D’Iorio was invited after being fired from her position as an opinion columnist for the Trinitonian, Trinity’s school newspaper. Around 60 other college students were also invited. Last month, activist […]

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Martyr Valentinus the Presbyter of Rome

Today is Valentine’s Day, a day when couples are given special permission to be extra affectionate, guys who never buy flowers buy their wives and girlfriends two dozen roses and when many single people wonder whether next year will finally be the year they have someone for whom to buy chocolate. Everyone knows that Feb. […]

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The Conservatism of Russell Kirk: Introduction to the Project

There are few figures as towering in contemporary American conservatism as Russell Kirk. To be a conservative in a philosophical, rather than political (or perhaps electoral) sense is to be grounded, at least partially, in the writings of Kirk. In the years following World War II, when the American conservative movement was still in its […]

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What Are We Doing? The Mission of The Tower

By now, we’re about a month into this new phase in the publication’s life. We changed our name (for good this time), launched a new website, reorganized our editorial team, and added many more writers. In the past month, we’ve published more articles of higher quality than ever before, and we’re only picking up the […]

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