The claim that health care reform “made history” highlights how fully the political debate hinges on ideas of progress.
The nature of children’s education matters to jihadists. It should matter to us, too.
Last week at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the Witherspoon Institute reported a set of scholarly findings and recommendations on the social costs of pornography.
Much of our moral confusion comes from our failure to find a replacement for the Judaeo-Christian outlook that once animated the West. We need, and generally now lack, a philosophical understanding of human life.
A recent series by James Matthew Wilson highlights the connection between conservatism and beauty.
Robert C. Koons replies to a letter concerning his recent article, "What Will Replace Behemoth State University?"
Seeing that scientism is unsustainable, we must embrace a return to philosophy. The second article in a two-part series.
The problem with scientism is that it is either self-defeating or trivially true. F.A. Hayek helps us to see why. The first article in a two-part series.
Is it time to consider internationalizing or privatizing our money supply?
New technological developments and pressing national needs suggest that the future of higher education may be one friendlier to the classical tradition of liberal education.
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Rumors of God’s death may have been greatly exaggerated, but the prevalence of a materialistic philosophy that cannot give an adequate account of human freedom and moral responsibility has put in jeopardy many of the core ideas at the base of our civilization. Without metaphysics we are left simply with physics, and physics is about power, leverage, and force.
Although many Jews have been misled into thinking otherwise, Judaism is not compatible with political support for abortion.
Reflecting on the experiences behind #MeToo teaches us that something is deeply broken at the heart of the sexual revolution.
The beautiful, happy 2018 Gerber Baby, Lucas, is lucky to be alive. Most children diagnosed with Down syndrome in utero are now killed before birth.
For C.S. Lewis, the body and the erotic procreative relationship between men and women are not mere nature, to be manipulated and embellished. They are not mere matter, to be shaped in any way that we please. They are, rather, an indicator of a larger order, something that offers us a clue to that larger order and that has to be understood in the light of it.
Any serious critique of abortion must acknowledge what many abortion advocates do not: freedom does not require women to become like men.