Education & Culture

The fourth pillar, education and culture, is built upon the recognition of two essential realities. First, the Western intellectual tradition requires a dedication to and desire for truth. Second, education takes place not only within colleges and universities but within our broader culture, whose institutions and practices form us as whole persons.

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In Randall Kennedy’s new book on the dimensions of race in American politics, Kennedy abandons his usual level-headed analysis for a partisan, and misguided, look at American progressivism and conservatism.
In order to stop our present decline, we must transcend our natural tendency to retreat into factions and instead begin to sacrifice for the common good.
People of faith must reclaim their religious freedom, granted by the Creator and protected by the Constitution.
The conditions that inspired "The Scarlet Letter" highlight the gap between public employment and civic motives.
In one of this year's most important books, Kay Hymowitz explores how the rise of women has turned men into boys.
A new Down syndrome test raises important questions.
Think overpopulation, poverty, climate change, and abortion can all be solved by more birth control? Think again.
Four points in defense of human dignity. Adapted from an address delivered last night at the University of Pennsylvania.
Conservatives shouldn’t ignore or attack social justice, but must articulate sound principles of social justice.
Bryan Caplan’s latest book argues that we don’t need to over-invest time and money on our kids, because our lasting influence on their characters is negligible, while their contribution to our material well-being is significant.
The world of education is one where humans can flourish by acknowledging authority.
The tenure system sustains many of the problems in contemporary higher ed.
Concern about overpopulation is unfounded; rather than implement population control policies, let’s invest in the human person.
A new proposal for reducing unnecessary divorce gets to the heart of the problem: the current system seeks to meet a divorcing couple’s every need—except for time and education on reconciliation.
Rawlsian “public reason” approaches to human capabilities are insufficient bases for social justice.
Private property should be preserved and protected because of its deep contribution to human well-being.
The Supreme Court’s abortion jurisprudence appears to protect a right to abortion even for reasons of sex selection. Yet this gruesome reality might provide an opening for a frontal assault on the premises of Roe v. Wade.
In order to curtail human sex trafficking successfully, we must take seriously that street gangs are a large part of the problem.
The decline of manhood and norms around sex, marriage, and family produces for young women what may in fact have to be endured. But it shouldn't be celebrated.
Modern science does not require us to abandon notions of nature and human nature upon which so much of traditional ethics depends.
Every member of the community has an interest in the quality of the culture that will shape their experiences, their quality of life, and the choices effectively available to them and their children.
The presumptive starting point in the natural law and, more specifically, Christian tradition is one of absolute opposition to intentional killing of beings created in the image of God, for which exceptions must be earned; but the traditional justifications for such exceptions fail.
While not explicitly denying the principle of proportionality, Tollefsen implicitly rejects it, leaving his argument not only counterintuitive but incoherent.
In a new bestseller, David Brooks contends that the “new sciences” point to the incredible reality and importance of old-fashioned things like education, character formation, and virtue.

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