Charles de Gaulle and the Return of the Nation

In an age when supranational technocrats, utopian globalists, leftists contemptuous of patriotism, and tribal populists seem locked in relentless struggle with each other, we need individuals like Charles de Gaulle more than ever.
Patrick Deneen poses good questions but begs others. The second installment in the Public Discourse symposium on Why Liberalism Failed.
While the economic arguments for free trade remain compelling, the political rationale requires a long-overdue overhaul.
Europe’s immigration woes underscore how much of the continent is living in untruth—in lies that gradually kill.
A new book illustrates how Alexander Hamilton used British legal traditions and the American judiciary to give a distinctive constitutional form to a new republic.
Not only are there many forms of capitalism, but intellectuals exert great influence in determining what type of economy we embrace—for better and for worse.
More than ever, religiously informed conservatives should underscore the importance of market economies for ordered liberty.
The idea of national sovereignty is indispensable to any coherent discussion of immigration policy.
Any defense of the West must be clear about those core commitments to reason and the reasonable God that are central to its identity.
John Stuart Mill foreshadows the deeply intolerant faith and agenda of contemporary liberalism.
Global governance projects don’t just foster unaccountable bureaucracies and rule by experts. They are increasingly corrupting the idea of human rights.
What does natural law say about the power of judges in constitutional systems of government?
The life and work of Michael Novak was a witness to Christian faith and the promise of America.
Lasting reform of our monetary systems require serious rethinking of the state’s role vis-à-vis money.
A new book details the progressive movement’s reliance on eugenics and race science as well as its effort to exclude the disabled, blacks, immigrants, the poor, and women from full participation in American society.
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?
Supporting markets as the economic arrangements most likely to help promote human flourishing doesn’t necessarily mean you accept libertarian philosophical premises.
While many Christians have undermined human liberty, a new book of essays shows just how much of our contemporary freedom we owe to the Christian church, Christian thinkers, and Christian practice rather than liberals and liberalism.
Against the Age of Feelings, Joseph Ratzinger has consistently upheld the power of reason in all its fullness.
In the age of Clinton and Trump, we need the principles and ideals that animated America’s first president more than ever.
As economic nationalism enjoys a resurgence across the developed world, Adam Smith reminds us of how much we stand to lose—and not just economically.
Christianity has never seen the pursuit of virtue as incompatible with private possession of wealth.
The project of constitutional conservatism must be about more than restoring limits on government. It must also invoke the ends of the American experiment in ordered liberty if the United States is to resist the siren-calls of egalitarianism and populism.
The significance of sovereign debt crises goes beyond economics. How we address these situations gives important insight into our understanding of the nature and limits of state authority.