About Greg Forster

Greg Forster is the program director for American History, Economics and Religion at the Kern Family Foundation.

by on March 31st, 2014

Why bother with American culture? Bottum recommends despair.

by on January 7th, 2013

Yes, George Bailey destroyed Bedford Falls. Good riddance! The entrepreneur creates new ways of life that restore our moral bearings when old ways of life become—as they do in every age—cynical and dysfunctional.

by on May 3rd, 2012

Virtuous citizenship requires building moral consensus across religious and cultural divides. The third in a three-part series.

by on May 2nd, 2012

The largely forgotten history of evangelical political activism forces us to re-evaluate the rights and wrongs of the Religious Right movement. The second in a three-part series.

by on May 1st, 2012

The legacy of the great Protestant schism a century ago continues to hinder evangelicals from finding satisfactory ways to participate in America’s civic order. The first in a three-part series.

by on September 20th, 2011

John Locke is a deep cultural well from which we still can draw good water.

by on May 9th, 2011

The feds are working behind the scenes to nationalize K-12 curriculum, including a national test. This would be bad for schools, and disastrous for the culture.

by on October 22nd, 2010

Social conservatives must understand and embrace America’s traditional economic culture before they can contribute to its renewal. Economic conservatives must expel the infection of shallow anthropology, vulgar utilitarianism, and metaphysical blindness that they picked up from progressivism in the 20th century.

by on October 21st, 2010

The Tea Party taps into the full social and cultural power of transcendent moral appeals in a way that social conservatives have never been able to do. The first in a two-part series.

by on April 21st, 2009

Faced with Charles Murray’s argument that the welfare state makes everything too easy, a socialist could ask: Should everything therefore be made more difficult? How can Murray say the welfare state is bad for making life easier while praising other state functions that make life easier, like the police? Only a moral perspective can oppose socialism while affirming legitimate state functions.