We Are the Centuries

Rebecca Gordon prompted us to re-read a book we may have treated unfairly in past years, Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue, a book whose meticulous dissection of various bodies within moral philosophy we now find both profoundly revealing regarding what ails us during this period of cultural darkness, and instructive with regards to that vexing question of what is to be done, “the engagement of plain persons”.

We will likely return to this careful yet distinctly revolutionary text often in months to come; for the moment we offer a brief passage from the preface (with images interjected by DP):

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THE WOUNDED ANGEL

THE WOUNDED ANGEL

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PORTAL FOR REGENERATION

PORTAL FOR REGENERATION: NOT FOR GODOT

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We find the texts lodged within the above text equally as illuminating, beginning with —–

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…. and closing with this absolutely electrifying passage from the Canticle for Leibowitz:

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