The Strange Afterlife of the “Declaration of Arbroath”: With an Introduction, Edition, and Translation

I was interested–but not entirely astonished–to find an article in a recent Scotsman about Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond’s presentation of a “new Declaration of Arbroath” as an expression of support for the present-day Scottish independence movement. I’m not Scottish, of course (save by very remote descent), so I don’t think I’m qualified to have […]

Recovering the UnReal Man, Part Four

Sacralizing Violence [This is part four of a series on John Eldredge’s medievalism—specifically his use of the figure of William Wallace—in his popular book Wild at Heart. To recap: In Part One, I lay out the broad point of the whole series, which is that, via the figure of Wallace, Eldredge, in his search for […]