Publication Date

Spring 1994

Document Type



Originally published in: "Contra Mundum", 11 (Spring 1994): 12-20.


Every text has a context. Every vista has a viewpoint. As C. Gregg Singer contends: "It is impossible to understand completely the history of a nation apart from the philosophies and ideologies which lie at the heart of its intellectual life." What this means, as Richard Weaver has aptly expressed it, is that "ideas have consequences."