Civic virtue aimed at the welfare of one’s fellow citizens is a fundamental and necessary element for a well-functioning constitutional republic.
A principled defense of American federalism — even if it deprives one of a delicious policy outcome — is necessary now more than ever.
‘Here is a stone which the feet of a few outcasts pressed for an instant, and this stone becomes famous; it is treasured by a great nation.’
The inspiration to pull up stakes and strike out into the perilous unknown is a debt we owe to the Mayflower Pilgrims and first New Englanders.
The Puritans’ love of faith, freedom, and self-government that gave birth to America was the same spirit that gradually helped overcome racial injustice.
Generations before Facebook or Twitter, Tocqueville warned that censoring the press would endanger the survival of freedom and democracy in America.
Americans didn’t kneel to British tyranny, Nazi fascism, or Soviet communism. We won’t kneel for a collective guilt movement that’s gone off the rails.
Anyone who would worry about censorship and bias from the state should also worry when it comes from big tech companies. Here’s why.
By emphasizing the importance of local knowledge and gradual reform, conservatives can play a special role in keeping philanthropy tethered to charity and to the Tocquevillian vision of associational life.
What’s bad for the Oscars really is bad for America. Movies are far more important for our sense of right and wrong than we like to admit.
Steven Pinker oversimplifies the Enlightenment by claiming it pits reason against faith. In fact, the Enlightenment sprung from Christian ideas of nature.
President Trump was right that some countries are ‘sh-tholes,’ but we should remember that America is different because it was fortunate enough to be born free.
Alexis de Tocqueville believed Christianity provided a common moral language for the American people. But what happens when faith is on the decline?
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.
The renowned and sought-after scholar was more than an intellectual giant—he was a humble and considerate friend as well.
Getting President Trump impeached may give Democrats short-term victory. But by infuriating rural voters, it’s sure to widen the schism between our ‘two Americas.’
In his new book ‘The Art of Being Free,’ James Poulos puts twenty-first-century popular culture and the Western canon in a blender and comes up with a wholly original book that reshapes what we think about freedom.
It is a mistake for American leaders and those currently recoiling at the populist fervor gripping the nation to simply blame populism’s existence on a few demagogic pot stirrers.
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