John Senior


Died
April 08, 1999


Dr. John Senior was a retired Professor of Classics and a well-known Catholic thinker.

Dr. Senior taught English, Comparative Literature, and Classics for decades at Bard and Hofstra Colleges, Cornell, and the Universities of Wyoming and Kansas.
With two other professors, Dr. Dennis Quinn and Dr. Frank Nelick, he chaired the Integrated Humanities Program at the University of Kansas.

Dr. Senior was a longtime member of the Immaculata Chapel at St. Mary’s College in Kansas.

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“The strongest reactionary force impeding progress is the cult of progress itself, which, cutting us off from our roots, makes growth impossible and choice unnecessary.”
John Senior, The Death of Christian Culture

“People who care for nothing but themselves inevitably lose to those who, capable of sacrifice, will fight for something more than themselves,”
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“One or two percent of any society is always subcultural. The Trotskyite, the Communist, the arsonist, the homosexual, the assassin--these are obviously dangerous and the courts must dispose their cases. Law has its problems. I shall not underestimate them; but law is not the problem. The enemy I am talking about is the one lurking in the guts of the whole nation like an invisible and deadly virus. It is not an action, but an attitude that says everyone has the right to arson, murder, rape, because doing those things is necessarily included under the rubric of freedom, of doing what one wants--not what I want or you want, but what someone wants. In a word, we have raised the abnormal and aberrant to the condition of a human right. The beast is loose among us, and he is welcome in our universities and homes.”
John Senior, The Death of Christian Culture

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