Smith, Brian A.
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Brian A. Smith is the Managing Editor of Law & Liberty and the author of Walker Percy and the Politics of the Wayfarer.


Parental Love, Transforming Love

As George Eliot's Silas Marner illustrates, the reason parental love can change a person is that it requires constant self-sacrifice. But could this story take place today? It seems far more plausible that a lonely man like Silas would retreat ever more into solitude, abated only by pornography, Tinder, and a loosely bound world of online connections.

Date posted: 2019-06-29