Philip Vander Elst

Philip Vander Elst is a freelance writer, lecturer and C.S. Lewis scholar, and a former editor of Freedom Today. After graduating from Oxford in 1973, with a degree in politics and philosophy, he spent more than 30 years in politics and journalism, serving in free market think-tanks like the Centre for Policy Studies and the Institute of Economic Affairs, and writing for Conservative papers on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator, Human Events, and the American Spectator.

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C.S. Lewis: Political and Cultural Conservative

A Politics for a Fallen Humanity Any consideration of C.S. Lewis’s writings on politics and culture must begin by stressing that he was not primarily a political philosopher. What Lewis did say about politics and society flowed from his understanding that Christianity illuminates all aspects of life in this world. With his characteristic vividness and … Read more

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