Persian Letters
Persian Letters

“Jokes in a serious work are acceptable on the condition that they hide a profound sense beneath a trivial form. It is in this way that Montesquieu, in his novel, Persian Letters, has written one of the most philosophical books of the eighteenth century.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

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Death Comes for the War Poets
Death Comes for the War Poets

On the centenary of the United States’ entry into World War One, Death Comes for the War Poets grapples with the full horror of trench warfare as experienced by the two greatest war poets, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. It does so through the eyes of the poets themselves but also through the eyes of the Spirit of Death. How does a human soul cope with the horror of war? Is there room for hope? And what of the Spirit of Death, ever present in times of war and peace? Can Death itself be changed? These questions are at the suffering heart of this powerful verse drama.

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The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education: 1885–2017
Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education: 1885–2017, The

In The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education, Dr. Richard Bishirjian describes how, beginning in 2000, he founded Yorktown University and immediately confronted barriers designed to block entrance of his University from operating as a low cost, regionally accredited, high tech, Internet university.

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The Long Night of the Watchman
Long Night of the Watchman, The

The Long Night of the Watchman brings into English translation the writings of the renowned Czech anti-Communist dissident and Catholic thinker Vaclav Benda (1946-1999). An early signatory of Charter 77, the Czechoslovak human rights association, Benda would twice serve as a spokesman. He was a founding member of VONS (the Czech acronym for the Committee to Defend the Unjustly Persecuted) and served a four-year prison sentence for his dissident activities.

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The Eccentric Core
Eccentric Core, The

This volume is a tribute to Seth Benardete by contributors who had the rare good fortune of studying with him or who discovered the treasure of his writings. The collection originated with a memorial conference on “The Thought of Seth Benardete” in the spring of 2005 at Howard University. It expanded to include papers from an earlier memorial conference at the New School for Social Research in December 2002 as well as reviews of his books published over the years. The essays about or inspired by Benardete’s thought—on the Bible and Homer, the pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle and the Roman writers—suggest the remarkable range of his teaching and studies. The centrality of Plato is evident not only in these essays but also in the reviews, by readers who appreciate the importance of Benardete’s work, its subtlety and its depth. The volume closes with three of Benardete’s previously unpublished essays and a bibliography of his writings.

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Featured Titles

  1. Persian Letters
  2. Death Comes for the War Poets
  3. Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education: 1885–2017, The
  4. Long Night of the Watchman, The
  5. Eccentric Core, The