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Mount Wonder – a novel inspired by IHP

My dad wrote a novel called Mount Wonder. It’s a romance based on his personal experiences in the Integrated Humanities Program (IHP) at KU in the 70’s. Given how influential that program has been for American Catholicism and with all of the issues in academia today, and because it’s a totally wild adventure, you’ll enjoy […]

Atticus Finch: Local and National Man of Virtue

     To Kill a Mockingbird presents us with a broken town in a broken county—Maycomb. The townspeople hold onto time-honored codes and conventions, some of which are laudable and some of which are reprehensible. The novel highlights the problem of appearances—as embodied in the town’s architecture. “The Maycomb jail [is] the most venerable and […]

Evelyn Waugh Book Review by Paul Johnson

For all of you Evelyn Waugh lovers out there.  I have dug up a little something to whet your appetites.  It is a sort of historical book review by Paul Johnson of A Handful of Dust. Here’s a preview (and coincidently my very favorite part): Waugh’s gifts as a storyteller are now so obvious to us, […]