Robert Curry
Robert Curry
Robert Curry
Robert Curry is the author of "Common Sense Nation: Unlocking the Forgotten Power of the American Idea," and "Reclaiming Common Sense: Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World," due out in September. Both are from Encounter Books.
How To Misunderstand And Misrepresent The Founders

For the American Founders, unalienable rights—not property—was the overarching concept. How is this so hard for modern scholars to grasp?

A Close Reading Of Federalist No. 10 Shows John Locke Doesn’t Have A Lock On The Founders

An investigation of those who made an impression on James Madison reveals the forgotten impact of two Founding Era philosophers: David Hume, and Adam Smith.

How To Unlock Jefferson’s Original Opening Of The Declaration Of Independence

Thomas Jefferson’s first draft held that our rights were ‘sacred and undeniable.’ What did we lose or gain by this change to America’s founding document?

How Ignorance Of American History Feeds Demagogues Who Hate The Constitution

Americans in 1913 showed by their votes they had forgotten the purpose of the Framers’ design for the Senate. We today, by and large, have even forgotten that generation’s forgetting.

No. 10 Is The Best Federalist Paper, And That’s Why The Left Hates It So Much

Progressives have a different purpose for government than securing citizens’ natural rights. They want to use the vast powers of government to change America.

How Support For Socialism Arises From Ingratitude

By failing to appreciate the free market’s gift of prosperity and the American founders’ gift of liberty, we put ourselves in jeopardy.

Here’s Your Quick Guide To The American Founders’ Mentors

The Scottish Enlightenment was an explosion of creative intellectual energy. It arrived just in time to have a decisive influence on the American Founders.

If You Demand Rights That Aren’t Unalienable, You Don’t Get America

The readily observable fact that we no longer think politically in terms of unalienable rights is a perfect measure of how much we have abandoned the Founders’ vision.

The Left’s Denial Of Marxism’s Failures Have Depleted Its Common Sense

The Left decided they faced not a verdict but a choice: Marxism or rationality. So great was their attachment to Marxism that they chose to abandon rationality.

Why The American Founders Cared About Happiness

‘The pursuit of happiness’ shouldn’t confuse people who study the American founders.

The New Republic Can’t Help Its Progressive, Control-Freak Tendencies

What has happened at The New Republic is happening in progressivism itself. The more progressivism advances, the more its illiberal postulates are revealed.