About David Azerrad

David Azerrad is Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics at The Heritage Foundation. He holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Dallas.

by on July 9th, 2015

Justice Kennedy’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision is anchored in the liberty to “define and express” one’s identity. But this view of man is not as exalted as it seems. According to Kennedy, self-defined man, if he’s unmarried, remains tragically lonely, and without state recognition, might even doubt his own dignity.

by on January 20th, 2015

In a new book, Steven Forde offers a compelling portrait of a “non-Lockean” Locke who is neither morally corrosive nor oblivious to the tension between individual rights and the common good and whose philosophy develops in response to the new empirical science that shattered the classical and medieval worldviews.

by and on July 28th, 2014

Opportunity is not merely the absence of artificially imposed impediments. It is also the capacity to pursue happiness, individually and in community. Adapted from the 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity.

by on July 2nd, 2013

The Declaration of Independence contains the clearest, most concise, and most eloquent articulation of the American creed: a political definition of man in two axioms, and three corollary propositions on government.

by on October 10th, 2012

Conservatives should embrace the cause of equality of opportunity, not sameness of opportunity.