James Madison is credited with debunking a prevailing suspicion that self-government was only possible on a smaller, state level.
Jonah Goldberg’s ‘Suicide of the West’ fails to acknowledge that the threat to liberal democratic capitalism is far deeper than tribalism or nationalism gone awry.
The teens going on television to agitate for gun control after the Parkland shooting make the case, not for lowering the voting age, but for raising it.
Our republic is democratic in that it is controlled by public opinion, but our Constitution requires patience and persistence for the people to express that opinion through elections.
Muslim peoples across the Middle East have struggled with separating modernization from Westernization without compromising themselves.
Why should America, by vocation and war a republic, love a show about the British monarchy? It is not merely the great success of the show, but the alternative, too, that we should consider.
Voters in Alabama might send Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate. Maybe it’s time to consider allowing state legislatures to elect senators again.
Out of manufactured hysteria over nonexistent corruption, the Seventeenth Amendment was born, robbing states of their most notable constitutional check on federal lawmaking.
The individual, many believe, must be cared for in all things despite the cost to others (a narcissistic notion)—all in the name of equality.
Islam will not allow minorities to have their own land and to rule themselves. That’s why even if partitioning Syria happens, it likely won’t go well.
Will Wilkinson at Vox insists there are no reasonable arguments to be made that radical Islam poses any threat to the United States or Western civilization.
After some shady dealings toward the end of season three and a big announcement in the premiere of season four, Richard may be poised to reinvent his ‘aw, shucks’ personality.
The first female chief of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam faces a tough road ahead. It has nothing to do with her experiences and ability, but everything to do with how she was selected.
When you have complete uniformity of opinions, you no longer have a democracy. People who wail about the divisiveness in our society want us to all have the same opinions—theirs.
Salman Rushdie, Walter Russell Mead, and Federalist writers will discuss the loss of trust in institutions that guard democracy in NYC on Saturday.
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