VoegelinView in Review: June 2022
June inaugurates the warmth of summer and the warm heart of our journal continues to beat. We welcomed new contributors and excellent articles of literary and social criticism as well as continuing our transformation to becoming a journal of book and cultural reviews and commentary. We continue our transformation to becoming a premier online journal… The post VoegelinView in Review: June 2022 appeared first on VoegelinView.




June inaugurates the warmth of summer and the warm heart of our journal continues to beat. We welcomed new contributors and excellent articles of literary and social criticism as well as continuing our transformation to becoming a journal of book and cultural reviews and commentary.
We continue our transformation to becoming a premier online journal of arts, humanities, and new books, while retaining our cornerstone of writing on Eric Voegelin and philosophy. As we continue our readership and networking expansion in the world of public intellectual commentary, we are also fostering new partnerships and relationships in the world we now inhabit. It is never appropriate for any journal to live in the past or remain content with the status quo. As such, we have been forming partnerships and hopeful collaborative futures with a number of Catholic and Christian liberal arts organizations, institutions, and foundations. Their commitment to liberal arts education, learning, and writing will bring us new networks and fruitful relationships for the strengthening and future longevity of our publication. Our mutual collaboration will also support our ongoing digitization and expansion which is necessary for the survival and future thriving success of VOEGELINVIEW. We are happy to become allies in the world of reviving the liberal arts and giving greater space to talented young teachers, writers, students, and professors engaged in this noble work and look forward to these fruitful partnerships.
Likewise, in our efforts to have a greater inclusion of arts and humanities in the pages of this journal, we have now transitioned to equally being a publication of robust book reviews and cultural criticism. The life of reading and reviewing is integral to the life of the arts and humanities. In time, we hope to be an alternative to the establishment arts and cultural magazines and journals as a place where readers, students, and teachers will come for exposes in book space and the wrestling with new books as they are published and try to influence public culture and discourse. We will retain space for philosophy and political philosophy as public commentary but given the nature of such a limited reading and supporting audience the movement toward an arts and humanities journal is to grow our readership, networking, connections, fundraising abilities, and, of course, ensure the long-term survival and success of VOEGELINVIEW. As we move forward we will prioritize arts and humanities submissions alongside book reviews, especially book reviews doubling as cultural commentary.
In these recent efforts I am also happy to announce that we are growing in readership and networking. Beyond many of our pieces now being translated in countries like Brazil and Germany, we have had a highest readership in the month of June in our history and are on track for the best year of readership at this journal. It is important that contributors remember that we do not—or should not—be writing for ourselves but for others. Our desire to write should be aimed at the widest audience possible so that we may share our gifts of the heart and mind with others, no matter where they are in the world. Many of our readers are not doctorates, that should be kept in mind by contributors especially when composing pieces. We exist for readers, not for the ego of ourselves as writers. And in that same spirit, the Eric Voegelin Institute “Who Was Eric Voegelin” series has begun being uploaded to our YouTube channel.
Remember, you too can help spread light in the darkness by following VOEGELINVIEW on Twitter: @voegelin_view. Additionally, this is reminder that we are also on Instagram as a means of digital outreach and growth. Follow and help spread the light in all the areas that need enlightenment. We also launched a dedicated LinkedIn page two months ago as another means of spreading our digital footprint and growing our readership. Follow and or connect via LinkedIn to get your daily dose of VOEGELINVIEW material. Lastly, the dedicated Facebook page to this journal is now the appropriate place for any Facebook readers. While there is a  public group and forum, that is no longer the place for a professional and professionalizing journal. While the public forum group remains open to all to share news on Voegelin as well as any personal stories and writings that may be of interest to the group, as all other major publications of prominence have their own Facebook page so too do we.
In review, then, here are some of the most read articles and essays, and our ongoing columns and all books reviewed:


Honor, War, and the Monarchical Regime in Shakespeare’s “Henry V” by Mark Harding
Epistemic Nihilism Leaves Only Brute Force by Richard Cocks
Mystery and Order in the Human Brain by Richard Cocks
The Triumph of Rome: Act 5 of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” by Marco Andreacchio


Irony and the Meaning of Human Existence: The Problems of Postmodernism by Raymond Dokupil
I Do Not Sell Education: Reflections of a University Professor by Rivera Isaias
Annihilation: A Failed Sci-Fi Adaptation of René Girard by Richard Cocks
An Antidote to Allan Bloom, by Michael Buhler


An Interview with Sarah Cortez, Author of “The Carlucci Betrayal”, interviewed by Jesse Russell


Abigail Rosenthal: Iris Murdoch, Bringing Philosophy Back to Life; The Transgressions of Jacob Taubes


The Christian Structure of Politics: On the De Regno of Thomas Aquinas by Thomas McCormick, SJ, reviewed by Thomas Holman
Dostoyevsky Reads Hegel in Siberia and Bursts into Tears by László F. Földény, reviewed by Paul Krause
Nikolai Chernyshevskii and Ayn Rand: Russian Nihilism Travels to America by Aaron Weinacht, reviewed by Claudia Franziska Bruhwiler
Rethinking the Enlightenment by Joseph Stuart, reviewed by John Boersma
Nevergreen by Andrew Pessin, reviewed by Steve McGuire
Staying Human: A Jewish Theology for the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Harris Bor, reviewed by Paul Krause
Leadership Across Boundaries by Nathan Harter, reviewed by Luke Perez
Heaven Can Indeed Fall: The Life of Willmoore Kendall by Christopher Owen, reviewed by Grant N. Havers
Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization by RV Young, reviewed by Paul Krause
Conservatism: A Rediscovery by Yoram Hazony, reviewed by Paul Krause
Curing Mad Truths: Medieval Wisdom for the Modern Age by Rémi Brague, reviewed by Richard Cocks


Seismology by Harold Jones
The Oranges by Harold Jones


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