Matthew Roberts

Matthew Roberts

Matthew A. Roberts writes from Kansas City, Missouri. He can be reached at [email protected]


Lit Crit

Brideshead Reconstructed

Brideshead Reconstructed

Jan 28 2009

If subtlety is central to good art, then the new Miramax presentation of Brideshead Revisited fails on every account. Not only does this film fall

Conservatism

Down with Culture!

Down with Culture!

Dec 01 2008

The concept of “culture” permeates many aspects of our lives.  A ‘culture’ search for recent articles on Google News returned no less than 70,000 hits.  

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The Archaeology of Globalism

The Archaeology of Globalism

Feb 04 2008

Quodsi tales dei sunt ut rebus humanis intersint, Natio quoque dea putanda est…, quae quia partus matronarum tueatur a nascentibus Natio nominata est.” - Cicero,

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The Wrongs of “€œRights”€

The Wrongs of “€œRights”€

Oct 15 2007

On almost any political topic we can expect these days to find talk of ‘rights’. We hear of human rights, women’s rights, fathers’ rights, civil

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Of Spartans and Shi”€™ites

Of Spartans and Shi”€™ites

May 02 2007

The Battle of Thermopylae, the subject of Zack Snyder's animated 300, was memorialized by the Greek historian Herodotus in his Histories.  Herodotus’ purpose in writing