Tag Archives: Paradise Lost

The Blackest Grain: Milton, Gunpowder, and the Right to Bear Arms

Today, after a Senate vote on gun control, the New York Review of Books revived interest in Gary Wills’ article comparing America’s obsession with guns to the worship of Moloch. Originally posted on December 15, 2012, “Our Moloch” invokes Milton’s Paradise … Continue reading

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I’d Rather You Didn’t

Colin Burrow begins his review of the Oxford Complete Works editions of De Doctrina Christiana (edited by John Hale) and The Shorter Poems (edited by Barbara Lewalski and Estelle Haan), by stating that the “one key question” remaining after the 2008 … Continue reading

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