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by on January 19th, 2017

For Alexis de Tocqueville, American democracy’s passion for equality was a potentially fatal flaw—one that religion could help address. But what happens when religion also becomes preoccupied with equality?

by on January 18th, 2017

To create a society in which human beings can flourish, we must support child-raising families, schools that intentionally cultivate the intellectual and moral virtues, and local church communities. The second of a two-part series.

by on January 17th, 2017

If we are to safeguard the moral conditions for an authentic human ecology we must take far more seriously the care, nurture, and cultivation of children and young people in virtue. The first in a two-part series.

by on January 13th, 2017

Laws that give municipal officials and their private contractors power to issue tickets via traffic cameras confer powers of both criminal and civil law while excusing them from the due process duties of both criminal and civil law.

by on January 12th, 2017

For Christians who wish to restore our society, the writings of Leo XIII and Abraham Kuyper can provide a set of guiding principles.

by on January 11th, 2017

Prudent foreign policy does not multiply the country’s enemies unnecessarily.

by on January 10th, 2017

Facing an increasingly divided nation, the conservative movement must offer policies addressing the reality of life in urban centers.

by on January 9th, 2017

A politicized education is illiberal by its own inner compulsions. It has almost the hideousness and chaos of hell itself, so inextricably coupled it is with the mire and passions of the passing day.

by and on January 6th, 2017

Accepting the claims of transgender ideology requires papering over one’s conscience and making a mockery of the “law written on the heart” that our bodies bear witness to in our complementary design.

by on January 5th, 2017

National Geographic’s cover photo is exploitation. The health and well-being of a child are being sacrificed to advance a political and cultural crusade.

by on January 4th, 2017

A new documentary about the Thirteenth Amendment and the disproportionate imprisonment of African Americans is a wake-up call to conservatives who feel threatened by apparently unpatriotic protests or demands for racial justice.

by on January 3rd, 2017

The Witherspoon Institute’s summer seminars help the university accomplish its purpose: to teach students to work together to pursue truth with humility and dedication.

by on December 16th, 2016

Hillbilly Elegy not only helps us to understand the social phenomena highlighted by Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency; it also reminds us of other things that have been obscured by that rise, but that we ought not to forget.

by on December 15th, 2016

This battle hinges on one thing: creating a vibrant—dominant—marriage culture based on the participation of millions of individuals.

by on December 14th, 2016

Title IX exists to address discrimination faced by women and girls. Now it’s being used to privilege the interests of one male over many females.

In Depth: Liberal Education in the Modern World

True liberal education should teach us that we do not only give ourselves away: we become ourselves by the gift.



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