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by on May 26th, 2017

The authors in this symposium have offered insightful analyses of Bloom’s book and the contemporary university it describes. Can what has been lost be recovered? If so, this will come through restoration of the imagination.

by on May 25th, 2017

Allan Bloom would not have been surprised by recent developments in American higher education, from trigger warnings and safe spaces to micro-aggressions and physical violence.

by on May 24th, 2017

What would have happened if literature professors had continued to love literature, admire Shakespeare, and teach others to do the same? Perhaps if they had emulated Allan Bloom’s attention to words—if they’d taught writing and written well themselves—our colleges would not now be so enraged.

by on May 23rd, 2017

Souls without longing are the price to be paid for a free, comfortable, and secure life. Yet the unnatural state of radical isolation and apathetic “niceness” can only last so long.

by on May 22nd, 2017

All is not well in America—or in the University. Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind offers a profound and compelling diagnosis of the common illness infecting them both and of the intimate connection between liberal education and liberty.

by on May 19th, 2017

With the recent passing of Judge John T. Noonan, Jr., Americans would do well to honor and remember his example of respectful engagement over fundamental moral issues.

by on May 18th, 2017

Willie Parker’s new memoir displays the characteristic ignorance, arrogance, and violence of the pro-choice worldview.

by on May 17th, 2017

President Trump has an opportunity to forge a remarkable legacy as a pro-life president. To do that, he must continue to update, reinforce, and apply the principles underlying the Mexico City Policy in a way that is consistent with Ronald Reagan’s original vision.

by on May 16th, 2017

We have the obligation to propose with the apostle Paul the more excellent way. And this only intensifies as you graduate today and enter a world that is simultaneously hungry for and resistant to your message.

by on May 15th, 2017

Fake history has established the foundation for fake news.

by on May 12th, 2017

A new book highlights the shared anthropology and social thought of Abraham Kuyper and Pope Leo XIII without glossing over their differences.

by on May 11th, 2017

As long as complicit bystanders refrain from voicing dissent, embryo destruction will continue to masquerade as a practical, commonplace business, rather than the social cancer it truly is.

by on May 10th, 2017

Significant advances in evolutionary biology and the neurosciences have led many who are already committed to a materialist philosophy to offer sweeping accounts of the origin and development of life, from bacteria to the human mind and consciousness.

by on May 9th, 2017

To detach religious liberty from truth is to decapitate it.

by on May 8th, 2017

The legalization of physician-assisted suicide sends the message that it is better to be dead than disabled. Do I lack dignity because I lack physical independence?

In Depth: Islam and Immigration

Agree or disagree with Donald Trump's approach to Islamic immigration, the United States must come to terms with such immigration's cultural and demographic implications.


  • by Joseph G. Trabbic on February 9, 2017

    On Thomistic principles, Trump’s ban on Syrian refugees whose lives are in danger is not morally justifiable. Bans on other travelers and immigrants, however, are not as problematic.

  • by Robert Carle on February 21, 2017

    President Trump’s executive order on immigration is deeply troubling, because it inflicts suffering on “the least of these” for political gain. This demeans the office of the President and robs the United States of its moral high ground in the War on Terror.

  • by Joseph G. Trabbic on August 22, 2016

    Is there a moral obligation for the US not to enact Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim travel into the US?

  • by Luma Simms on March 10, 2016

    Our nation faces an assimilation crisis as many Middle Eastern immigrants reject our culture, which they perceive as libertine. We could improve the situation through a renewed commitment to our founding principles, particularly the reunification of faith and reason.

  • by Robert Carle on October 29, 2015

    A best-selling new novel taps into an angst that has become an obsession in Europe.

  • by Luca Volontè on December 17, 2015

    Europe can only emerge from its downward spiral by putting religious faith and respect for history and tradition at the center of our communal and personal lives.


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