Enlightenment ideas have a long track record that shows the ideal of reason is not an illusion but a commonplace reality.
Evidence and logic are not what we heard about in most of the reactions to the Kavanaugh hearings. What we heard is how the testimony made people feel.
We are finite, contingent beings, and we must not presume that our reason is capable of transcending this to achieve a sort of God’s-eye view of reality.
If you want to know how the American ‘miracle’ came to happen, start with 18th-century preacher Jonathan Mayhew, in the book ‘Father of Liberty.’
Abuse should not be covered up, and offending priests should be dismissed from the priesthood, of course, but the church’s teaching on sexuality is not the problem.
Robby Soave joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss Title IX, free speech, defining the public square, and the rise of the scooter.
The Catholic Church’s ‘pedophile priest’ scandal, which goes to the heart of the organization, is the wreckage of its doomed war on human nature.
Weigel’s sycophancy for a left-wing loser is not the sort of opinion that used to land him in professional trouble. But his career arc is a window in American journalism and politics.
In our time, the battle against nihilism looms larger than any squabble between rationalists like Sam Harris and the moderately religious.
Jamelle Bouie gives us a critique of the Enlightenment from the Left, and it’s exactly what you were expecting: another excuse to call everyone racist.
We can’t be content to view ‘Laurel Versus Yanny’ as a fun intellectual puzzle. No, somebody has to claim it proves everything is subjective.
The response to the Parkland shooting shows why we always have to guard against relying on a purely emotional appeal instead of fact and logic.
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.
Katherine Mangu-Ward talks free speech, hate speech, the demand to denounce Nazis, GMO foods, and more on the Federalist Radio Hour.
From Martha Stewart to Frank Quattrone to Steven Hatfill, former FBI director James Comey has left a long trail of highly questionable obstruction of justice cases that he used to make a name for himself.
Elizabeth Nolan Brown says the FBI is functioning as a ‘national vice squad,’ arresting more adults on charges stemming from prostitution activities than finding underage trafficking victims.
The Trump blueprint is less of a budgeting document than a plan to begin rolling back some of the worst excesses of the bureaucratic state.
Many people have a hard time finding the point of poetry, much less poetry that boasts of its nonsensical content; but poetry is the literature of compacted significance.
Here’s how our politically obsessed and ideologically sequestered press would report on C.S. Lewis’s classic children’s fantasy series.
Our society has lost the ability to make even the most elementary moral distinctions. And it hurts our children most of all.
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