J. Budziszewski: A Primer on Natural Law

This is a nice interview of my friend, J. Budziszewski, Professor of Government and Philosophy at the University of Texas. The gentleman interviewing J is Any Nash of Inside Academia. Here's an outline of the interview, as found on the YouTube page on which the video has been embedded:1:30 -- What is Natural Law? (3 mins) 5:00 -- We're not at war with our nature when we reason (40 sec) 6:00 -- How discipline and virtue define character (1 min) 8:00 -- Challenges of a disordered moral culture … [Read more...]

Interracial Marriage and Same-Sex Marriage: Why the Analogy Fails

That is the name of an article I published last year on the website, Public Discourse: Ethics, Law, and the Common Good, an online publication of The Witherspoon Institute. Here's how it begins: While doing research for an academic paper on the topic of same-sex marriage and political liberalism, I was struck by how many authors, including judges, draw an analogy between bans on interracial marriage and the present law in almost every state in the United States that recognizes marriage as a … [Read more...]


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