Why do intellectuals still cling to Marxism? The answer is that Communism is ‘idealist’ in the strict philosophical sense. And that’s not a good thing.
Words can now literally be defined with their antonym. We are a hair’s width and an ounce of stupidity away from ‘war is peace, freedom is slavery.’
There is no higher ethical standard in using violence than to subdue an enemy without killing him. This requires the highest competence.
Marco Rubio finally gets it right. We do need philosophers, and the past few years demonstrate just how badly we need them.
American Greatness goes beyond normal establishment-bashing to claim the problem with conservatism is that there is nothing left in the status quo to be conserved.
Leftism’s cult of youth is coming out in glorious display by showcasing Stoneman Douglas High School students and their pending movement for severe gun control measures.
Steven Pinker oversimplifies the Enlightenment by claiming it pits reason against faith. In fact, the Enlightenment sprung from Christian ideas of nature.
Because of his understanding of rationalism and psychological emphasis, Jordan Peterson prepares the soul more for Gnostic spirituality than Christian orthodoxy.
Ta-Nehisi Coates has accidentally hit upon a central Christian doctrine that Christians refuse to talk about: We are guilty, and we can do nothing about it.
Taken at face value, the problem of evil appears to be a devastatingly convincing argument against the existence of the Christian God.
Had the sickly mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal been expected to shift for himself more, would he have burned as brilliantly? Perhaps. But then again, perhaps not.
Salvation occurs as the Gnostic awakens (ahem!) to the prison house he is in and breaks free (violently if need be) from his prison.
Science-based thinking is a valuable tool: it tells us what we can do. But it cannot say a word about what we ought to do.
Ryan Williams is the first president of the influential Claremont Institute whose formation represents the fulfilling of Claremont’s mission.
With this shift of science as the choice religion for the theologically uneducated comes a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the development of myth.
Try this thought experiment. Decipher what the correct view of morality ought to be and determine whether your moral intuitions are valid.
Ross Douthat and Cornel West, despite their differences, shared a thoughtful conversation on politics and culture. Is this something others can replicate?
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