Some conservatives are dismissing the eighteenth-century Enlightenment and trying to surrender its brilliant legacy to the enemies of Enlightenment on the Left.
James Madison is credited with debunking a prevailing suspicion that self-government was only possible on a smaller, state level.
Why do intellectuals still cling to Marxism? The answer is that Communism is ‘idealist’ in the strict philosophical sense. And that’s not a good thing.
Every time we invoke diversity, we are necessarily implying a deeper unity. Maybe that deserves some celebration, too.
Marco Rubio finally gets it right. We do need philosophers, and the past few years demonstrate just how badly we need them.
Scientist, bioethicist, and humanities professor Leon Kass’ new book, ‘Leading a Worthy Life: Finding Meaning in Modern Times,’ offers wisdom for everyone, but it is particularly useful for young people.
Because of his understanding of rationalism and psychological emphasis, Jordan Peterson prepares the soul more for Gnostic spirituality than Christian orthodoxy.
Twenty-five years ago, ‘Groundhog Day’ seemed like just a light screwball comedy. It has since been accepted as a beloved classic with unexpected depths.
Ta-Nehisi Coates has accidentally hit upon a central Christian doctrine that Christians refuse to talk about: We are guilty, and we can do nothing about it.
Taken at face value, the problem of evil appears to be a devastatingly convincing argument against the existence of the Christian God.
Within his ancient play ‘The Clouds,’ Aristophanes examines two particular kinds of speech, just and unjust speech, and their timeless conflict.
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.
A century of Communism achieved four main results: poverty, oppression, war, and mass death. So why does anybody still think collectivism is ‘idealistic’?
University philosophy departments are supposed to be centers of open inquiry and rigorous analysis. What happens when that comes up against political correctness?
Salvation occurs as the Gnostic awakens (ahem!) to the prison house he is in and breaks free (violently if need be) from his prison.
Their claims to Western culture—an essentially multi-racial, multi-ethnic legacy—are fake. The alt-right is attacking, not protecting, this culture.
We don’t have to go along with the idea that abortion is so powerful it can go back in time and change the moral status of entities in the past.
I don’t think her view is absurd, and raises real issues that if we thought about for a hot minute might provide new avenues and arguments for a pro-life view.
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