David Pryce-Jones's Signatures reminds us of a more dire and serious age but also of one in some ways more genuinely human than our own.
James Matthew Wilson
Nature hates a vacuum, and if modern civic life does not fill itself with a range of sound mystiques, others, more dark, will make an entrance.
Perhaps the memory of that metaphysical right to property informs our fears, and could lead to a restoration of human flourishing.
James Matthew Wilson, who teaches in the Department of Humanities and Augustinian Traditions at Villanova University, is poetry editor of Modern Age.