A recently translated book by French theologian Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, ‘Thomistic Common Sense,’ argues that modernity has made a lot of life’s basic questions more complicated than they need to be.
Problems with education bespeak civilizational ones, of which the phenomenon of Davos Man is but one manifestation.
Adding extreme social leftism to the usual political greed and stupidity has been catastrophic, from the military to education to border security.
Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley either doesn’t know what natural law is or he’s espousing fundamentally racist ideas. There’s no middle ground.
‘Beyond Order,’ Jordan B. Peterson’s long-awaited new book, is an insightful, all-too-needed prescription for an anxious, angry, and divided world.
Rather than serve help heal the nation, critical race theory has proven to be poisonous to liberty, true community, and our common humanity.
The argument is that we should suspend moral judgment, that the film is a work of art with a complicated meaning, and the real problem is one of interpretation.
Spencer Klavan, host of “The Young Heretics” podcast, and Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky discuss on the philosophy of the modern left on The Federalist Radio Hour.
Our culture has gone from the ‘don’t judge’ mantra of a couple decades ago to judging everyone, but we did not reestablish a rational foundation for that judgment along the way.
In contrast to critical theory, Christianity offers an identity as children of God that transcends our differences. It is thus that the sons of slaves and the sons of slaveowners can be brothers.
Sir Roger Scruton was a warrior for Western culture. Culture was, for him, everything: ‘a vessel in which intrinsic values are captured and handed on to future generations.’
Today’s era of despair, ennui, and selfishness can find remedies within ageless wisdom that the church reformer Martin Luther offered to his depressed friend 500 years ago.
No other preeminent contemporary black intellectual has so strongly dissociated American Christianity from the successful acquisition of equal rights for black Americans.
Philosophy used to be about debate and trying to answer hard questions. Now it’s about toeing the line of ‘acceptable opinions’—or facing the consequences.
If young Christians think God is a male, churches certainly have a problem to address. But using feminine pronouns or gender-neutral language is not the solution.
Perhaps our politicians can learn something from Aristotle, and learn to pursue a good beyond themselves and for the country.
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.
Instead of assuming the worst in our ideological opponents and talking past each other, we should allow for the possibility that we may be wrong.
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