Brian A. Smith

Brian A. Smith is senior program manager at Liberty Fund and the author of Walker Percy and the Politics of the Wayfarer.

Posts by Brian A. Smith

Truth, Conscience, and the (New) American Way

We live in a culture where many believe that the claims of their emotional lives trump all other considerations. This sentimental understanding of the self is driven by our culture’s obsession with identity, which is often grounded in our “sense of self.” Continue Reading...

Walker Percy’s Guide to These Deranged Times

Forty years ago, the philosopher and novelist Walker Percy published what is easily the strangest book of his writing career. Lost in the Cosmos distills the major themes of both his novels and his philosophical essays into a little over 250 pages of multiple-choice questions (and peculiar answers), hypotheticals, and brief stories. Continue Reading...