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The right to religious freedom was crucial to the Founders’ vision of America. Religious freedom is a right to be protected because it enables us to fulfill our human obligation to seek the truth. The second in a two-part series.
The Founders’ nuanced views of religion and politics prevent us from reading modern concerns about the separation of church and state into their words.
Slandering their fathers while energetically progressing “somewhere,” the progressive is always in a position of impiety.
What makes September 11th worthy of public memorializing is that it was not only an event in the lives of these individuals and their families; it was an event in the life of the American nation, an attack aimed at the American nation.
Marital love implies dependence on another instead of autonomy, and it shows that certain goods (sex and procreation, love and marriage, marriage and parenthood) are connected. We must recover the language of self-giving. The second in a two-part series.
An exploration of how war affects people, and what it does to their natural moral instincts. The first in a two-part series.
Faced with an increasingly democratic political system, American elites have turned to the courts as an alternate means of enacting their political and constitutional agenda.
A new book by Gabriel Schoenfeld examines the dangers and difficulties inherent in keeping state secrets.
It is natural and good to have loyalty and love for one’s own.
Can Thomistic art theory provide an alternative to postmodern “Neutralism”?
Americans know how to talk of progress in terms of consumer goods, individual liberties, and power over nature, but have no use for the language of communal health and the idea of discipline. Wendell Berry provides a way forward.
A new book warns against the political consequences of abusing language.
Economists and other social scientists should take into account the integral flourishing of human beings and not just material utility. After doing so, defense of free trade becomes more—not less—important.
Free trade is not only good economic policy, it is a human right that should not be restricted lightly.
Regardless of who prevails in the argument over marriage, the politics of denunciation practiced by same-sex marriage supporters will have damaged the public discourse.
John Haldane has reminded social conservatives in America of important political and moral truths, but he overlooks the necessity of engaging in partisan politics with eyes wide open to political realities.