Monthly Archives: August 2013


 

by on August 21st, 2013

A note from the editor.

by on August 20th, 2013

Our right to religious freedom is best grounded in the universal duty to seek ultimate truth, and not in human autonomy.

by on August 19th, 2013

To defend marriage, we must reframe the narratives that shape our culture and our minds.

by on August 16th, 2013

Redefining marriage will bring profound and perhaps unintended consequences for the ways in which we think of ourselves as men and women, and for the kind of society we live in. Adapted from the Foreword to The Meaning of Marriage (2006).

by on August 15th, 2013

Jean Bethke Elshtain, our editorial board member and Witherspoon Institute Senior Fellow, fearlessly pursued truth irrespective of the prevailing orthodoxies in the academy and the broader intellectual world.

by on August 14th, 2013

In her new book, Mary Eberstadt argues that the West started losing God when it started losing the natural family. If she is right, then churches need to encourage and promote family formation, and religious believers need to form families.

by on August 13th, 2013

To resist the manipulative forces of political correctness, we must speak out and overcome the social isolation that breeds silence.

by on August 12th, 2013

To campaign against the bullying of LGBT people as if disagreement with the gay lifestyle were an evil is itself a form of bullying.

by on August 9th, 2013

The city council of Washington, DC should consider the psychological damage to children that would come of a new bill legalizing surrogacy contracts.

by on August 8th, 2013

Private, not public, law enables healthy dependencies by carving out space for communities of people to deliberate together about what to do with the resources available to them.

by on August 7th, 2013

Entitlement reform cannot succeed by eliminating dependence. Instead we should aim to promote healthy dependencies.

by on August 6th, 2013

More evidence from Canada of the danger of allowing the endorsement of same-sex marriage to become a prerequisite to participation in public life.

by on August 5th, 2013

Unless Americans respond to the Supreme Court’s recent marriage decisions with greater protections for the rights of conscience, our first freedom is sure to lose force, just as it has in the UK.

by on August 2nd, 2013

Third party reproduction corrupts the parent-child relationship and disrespects the humanity of donor-conceived people.

by on August 1st, 2013

The layman’s understanding of the world can’t be considered mere guesswork—it’s the necessary starting point for understanding reality.

In Depth: Editor's Picks: March 2018

Don't miss Public Discourse Editor Ryan T. Anderson's picks for the best articles we've published this quarter.


  • by Ryan T. Anderson on February 1, 2018

    The thinking of transgender activists is inherently confused and filled with internal contradictions. Activists never acknowledge those contradictions. Instead, they opportunistically rely on whichever claim is useful at any given moment.

  • by Korey D. Maas on February 21, 2018

    Contrary to the popular, tidy narrative repeated by Robert Reilly and others, neither Luther nor his colleagues and heirs “abandoned” natural law. Nor did they recast it in a voluntarist mold. They embraced and defended it along entirely traditional lines.

  • by Christopher Kaczor on February 22, 2018

    These abortion advocates stick their heads in the sand and demonstrate their ignorance of even the most basic facts of the pro-life position.

  • by Ryan T. Anderson on March 5, 2018

    Modern medicine can’t reassign sex physically, and attempting to do so doesn’t produce good outcomes psychosocially. Here is the evidence.

  • by Nathanael Blake on March 8, 2018

    It is fashionable to mock as bland and boring the ordinary men and women living out their married lives together, but they are often engaged in a quest far more challenging and romantic than anything the bohemian libertine will attempt.


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