C. S. Lewis’s Hidden Message in The Abolition of Man - Intercollegiate Studies Institute

C. S. Lewis’s Hidden Message in The Abolition of Man

The best of intellectual conservative thought, every Thursday. Subscribe here to receive the Intercollegiate Review in your inbox every week.


What You May Have Missed in C. S. Lewis’s Abolition of Man

If you’re a C. S. Lewis fan, you probably know (or know of) The Abolition of Man.

It’s a classic. We actually named it the #2 book of the 20th century. (More on that in a bit.)

But Lewis was disappointed by the book’s reception. Did readers really understand his arguments?

Maybe not. The truth is, you might need a guide to help you get the most out of Abolition.

Fortunately, now you have one in Michael Ward.

“The World’s Leading Authority” on C. S. Lewis

Reviewing Ward’s new book for Law & Liberty, Samuel Gregg shows how this eminent Lewis scholar sheds new light on a brilliant and prophetic work.

The Abolition of Man is a must-read. And if you want to make the most of it, so is this piece.



Is It Time to Bring Back Single-Sex Spaces?

Did you know that single-sex institutions used to be the norm in America?

You had all-male groups, from the Rotary Club to the local tennis club. You also had all-female orgs.

So what changed?

Second-wave feminists launched a war on these institutions in the name of equality.

And they won.

There’s only one problem: the destruction of single-sex spaces has hurt men and women.

Helen Andrews shows you how in her new piece for the American Conservative.

Is it time to bring these institutions back? Read Andrews’s argument now and decide for yourself.


Because our student editors and writers are bravely bringing conservative ideas to their campuses, we’re highlighting their efforts here.

University Chooses Temporary Safety Over Liberty via The Tower

Why Schools Are the Most Important Battlefield in the Culture War via Lone Conservative



The 50 Best Books of the 20th Century

OK, so you already know that ISI named C. S. Lewis’s Abolition of Man the second-best book of the 20th century.

So can you guess what the #1 book is?

Find out here.

To determine the best—and worst—books of the century, we pulled together a distinguished group of scholars from a variety of disciplines.

The results may surprise you. Check out the full list.


ISI’s 15th Annual Gala for Western Civilization, September 16 (Black Tie Optional) 

In three weeks, you can come together with the ISI community for the Gala for Western Civilization.

Join us Thursday, September 16, at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

If you’re an ISI alum under 30, registration is only $50!

These days, Western civilization is demonized and rejected. That’s why it’s especially important to celebrate the timeless principles that have been handed down to us.

At the Gala, you’ll hear from:

  • Fr. Paul Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who will lead us in an opening prayer
  • Hillsdale College president Larry Arnn, who will give the keynote address
  • Philanthropist Diana Davis Spencer, who will receive ISI’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Professor and author Daniel J. Mahoney, who will receive ISI’s Faculty Award

Registrations close soon, so don’t miss this chance to reserve your seat.


“Habit rules the unreflecting herd.”

―William Wordsworth


Receive the Intercollegiate Review in your inbox every Thursday. Subscribe here or by filling out the simple form below.

Get the Intercollegiate Review in Your Mailbox Every Thursday

The best of intellectual conservative thought, every Thursday. Receive the Intercollegiate Review in your inbox every week by subscribing here.

You might also like