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A Missionary to Postmodern Savages

A review of The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos
By Sohrab Ahmari

Sohrab Ahmari’s multifarious Unbroken Thread is a letter of advice to his young son, Max. The child’s patron saint is Maximilian Maria Kolbe, who gave his life for a fellow prisoner in Auschwitz. Ahmari writes, “My ultimate aim in this book is to make sensible the path of a Kolbe and thus to encourage a rethink of our own, modern path. The life of the mind amounts to vanity, or something worse, if that doesn’t actually improve how we live. And not just how we live, but also how we die.”

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