The Republic of Letters


Although commentary on politics and culture is the mainstay, The Republic of Letters is a blog dedicated to discussion of all things which makes life the interesting tragicomedy that it is. The inaugural post adumbrates its animating spirit and governing ideals .


Rinku Mathew

A habitué of cigar shops and wineries, and a dilettante and bibliophile by nature, I am a freelance writer living in Orange County, Ca. I find interesting almost all of life, yet my primary interests are philosophy, history, religion, and politics. On politics, I write as a Burkean Conservative with libertarian sympathies; while on religion, I write as a happy and recent adult convert to Roman Catholicism. Although comments are not allowed on posts, as I don’t have time to moderate them, you may reach me via or @rinkumathew on Twitter.