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August 11, 2014
The political roots of atheism
Atheists are always invoking science, but notice how often their arguments and rhetoric use political...
June 27, 2014
A Christian case against Natural Law
As we posted earlier, many Christians are approaching moral issues in terms of natural law...
June 26, 2014
Natural Law reconsidered
Natural law as a grounding for morality is basic to Roman Catholic ethics, though it...
June 16, 2014
Catholic, Calvinist, and Libertarian
David Brat, the Virginia economics professor who overthrew House Majority leader Eric Cantor in the...
May 23, 2014
Natural law vs. nominalism
Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, an Orthodox priest, gives a lucid explanation of the difference between...
May 23, 2014
Conservative think-tanker Peter Wehner cites recent speeches by Wayne La Pierre, Ben Carson, and Michelle...
May 22, 2014
Putin as conservative?
The word "conservative" means different things in the United States and Europe. American conservatives tend...
May 19, 2014
Journalist Michael J. Totten visits Havana to see how things are going in still-Communist Cuba:...
April 29, 2014
In the context of an article criticizing President Obama, George Will says that the president...
April 18, 2014
Even secular humanism depends on Christianity
Theo Hobson, in the British Spectator, critiques the New Atheist insistence that we can have...
April 14, 2014
Charles Krauthammer gives the name for handling disagreements by silencing and punishing those who hold...
March 28, 2014
Defining dissent as violence
First you define the expression of ideas that you disagree with as a form of...
March 24, 2014
“National Bolshevism”: Russia’s new ideology
Vladimir Putin's speech annexing the Crimea echoes the language of a new political ideology being...
February 12, 2014
Conservative liberalism vs. progressive liberalism
Edmund Burke is considered the father of modern conservatism, while his contemporary Thomas Paine is...
February 10, 2014
Pro-American vs. Anti-American conservatives
Political theorist Patrick J. Deneen notes two different and conflict schools among Roman Catholic conservatives: ...
January 16, 2014
Policy lessons from the Beatles
The Beatles are hailed as icons of the Sixties counter-culture. But in a lot of...
January 10, 2014
Reducing religion & morality to what is “useful”
More from Daniel Schwindt on de Tocqueville, this time about how Americans--because of their rationalism...
January 09, 2014
American rationalism and individualism
Alexis de Tocqueville, writing in the early days of the republic, was one of the...
January 07, 2014
Religious freedom vs. human rights?
The rise of religion globally threatens human rights, according to British academic Stephen Hopgood in...
January 01, 2014
Your predictions for 2014
Happy New Year's! It's time to look ahead on the year to come and to...
December 23, 2013
Corporate assaults on freedom
When we think of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and other civil liberties, we...
November 27, 2013
“They know not what they do”
We just celebrated the last Sunday of the Church Year--some call it the Sunday of...
November 26, 2013
Four Dangerous Ideas
Hear them all (from Dan Savage, Germaine Greer, Peter Hitchens, and Hanna Rosin). HT: Aaron...
November 22, 2013
Happy Lewis/Huxley/Kennedy day!
Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of C. S. Lewis, John F. Kennedy,...
November 19, 2013
Two kinds of libertarianism
A writer who goes by the nom de plume "Hamilton" says that both Republican and...
October 16, 2013
Homosexuaity as a social construct
Michael W. Hannon reminds us that postmodernist philosopher Michel Foucault, himself a homosexual, has maintained...
October 08, 2013
Self-interest vs. ideology
Is it better in the realm of politics to stand on principle or to pursue...
August 27, 2013
The Lutheran roots of Radical Orthodoxy
Not long ago we posted about the theological and philosophical movement known as Radical Orthodoxy,...
August 20, 2013
Triumph of the Will
In my book Postmodern Times, I write about how the will has replaced reason in...
August 19, 2013
The Chris Christie path vs. the Rand Paul path
Washington Post political columnist Chris Cillizza has written an interesting column saying that the Republican...
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