The Conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne

Alphonse Ratisbonne was a young Jew from a family of well-established bankers in Strasbourg, France. He also was socially prominent due to his wealth and blood-ties to the Rothschild. In 1827, Alphonse’s older brother, Thèodore, converted to Catholicism and entered … Continue reading

Preparing For The Fight

“We all came here form different places but we are united,” commented one Slovakian conservative at the closing banquet of the 2009 International Student Conference. This sense of unity would seem very hard to imagine to the superficial observer who … Continue reading

A Medieval Castle in America

Passing undulating rows of grapevines on either side of a steep driveway lined with cypress trees, the scene reminded me of a picture calendar I had seen of Tuscany, Italy. However, as I crested the hill, nothing I had ever … Continue reading

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