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November 18, 2016
The inevitable march of History
The "progressive" worldview assumes that society is getting better and better. That is to say,...
November 03, 2016
Liberalism of the left & liberalism of the right
The well-regarded ethicist Stanley Hauerwas reviews a new book by John Milibank, of "radical orthodoxy"...
October 25, 2016
Which kind of conservatism?
Matthew Continetti has written an essay that is sure to get attention, as the Republican...
October 17, 2016
Charles Taylor wins philosophy prize
There is the Nobel Prize for various great achievements, and now there is the Berggruen...
October 07, 2016
Michael Barone says that many in our cultural and political elite follow the tenets of...
September 23, 2016
All Americans are Whigs
Lutheran political scientist James R. Rogers explains things like gay marriage and transgender bathrooms--and the...
August 24, 2016
Libertarian candidate opposes 2nd Amendment liberties
As we blogged about (here and here), Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is dismissive of religious...
August 22, 2016
Are Christians the powerful or the marginalized?
In the course of a post on why so many evangelicals are supporting Donald Trump,...
August 04, 2016
Empiricism, common sense, and flossing
First we were told that we should avoid food that is high in cholesterol; then...
August 01, 2016
The Libertarian candidate on religious liberty
Is Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson someone social conservatives could vote for as an alternative to...
July 21, 2016
Japan flirts with World War II ideology again
Japan's Liberal Democratic Party has just won a 2/3 majority in both of its houses...
July 08, 2016
Donald Trump and Nietzsche
In a discussion of Donald Trump's theology, Christian conservative Peter Wehner observes that the presumptive Republican...
July 07, 2016
Still waiting for Godot
Some former students are putting on Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett's absurdist comedy, and asked...
June 30, 2016
The Weimar problem
From George Will: “Every republic,” writes Charles Kesler, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College,...
June 20, 2016
I am astonished that Eric Metaxis, author of Bonhoeffer and heir to Chuck Colson's Breakpoint,...
June 17, 2016
Are Christians responsible for the Orlando shooting?
The left is blaming Christians for the Orlando attack on gays and lesbians, while defending...
June 06, 2016
Libertarian candidates against liberty
The Libertarians had a prime opportunity to make their party an alternative to voters who oppose...
June 02, 2016
Jake Meador, a thoughtful young evangelical, reflects on monasticism and says that one thing we...
May 17, 2016
Similarities & differences between libertarians and conservatives
In the course of an essay on the history and negative consequences of progressivism, Bradley...
May 11, 2016
Plato on the course of democracy
As Andrew Sullivan reminds us, Plato predicted Donald Trump, down to his personality and lifestyle....
May 05, 2016
University students on identity
An interviewer asked University of Washington students about whether they agree that one's identity is...
April 25, 2016
The four tenets of Progressivism
George Will has discerned four core tenets of progressivism. See them after the jump. Where...
April 15, 2016
Happiness vs. Freedom?
In a description of his new book, The Intolerable God, author Christopher J. Insole tells...
April 06, 2016
The varieties of irrationalism
In September 2006, Pope Benedict XVI gave a speech at the University of Regensburg, which...
April 04, 2016
Leftists go from frightening to frightened
When someone chalked "vote for Trump" messages on the sidewalk, students at Emory University protested, saying seeing...
March 15, 2016
Young voters prefer socialism, reject conservatism
A poll of first and second-time voters, age 18 to 26, has found that two-thirds...
February 18, 2016
The problems with socialism
As we've been seeing, socialism of various flavors is back in vogue. But, as University...
February 17, 2016
Another take on the strange and contradictory political ideologies we are seeing today, such as...
February 04, 2016
Rand Paul quits–what happened to libertarianism?
Rand Paul is dropping out of the presidential race. I'm disappointed. To me, he represented...
February 03, 2016
A cat trapped inside a human body
We have women born in a man's body, and men born in a woman's body. ...
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