The progress of Western civilization is a direct result of its openness to self-criticism and its confidence that our aspirational principles are right and just.
What kind of ‘help’ are Americans seeking by spending $10 billion on self-help? According to Aristotle, humans simply want to know how to be happy, and how to be good.
As Eleanor seeks to become her best self, she realizes that moral improvement involves self-sacrifice, something she never thought about on Earth.
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.
President Obama’s narcissism helps us ask, ‘Do we really want to behave this way, given the consequences?’
In a world of moral relativism, one political philosopher stood for the ideals that make us human, and make us American. Harry Jaffa, rest in peace.
The philosophy of Ben Trovato: “while the facts trip by haltingly, the narrative flies above them, free and untrammeled.”
One of the great prejudices of our time is that direct information is king. But the great books offer another, more satisfying way to realize truth.
Escaping the pink police state requires us to set aside fears that we cannot change and once again speak with each other, face to face.
Welcome to the Pink Police State, where Americans give up political liberty in the name of health and safety in exchange for more interpersonal freedom.
People often assume political stances to feel good and show off, not because they believe them deeply or have thought them through.
Arthur Herman’s new book The Cave and The Light: Plato versus Aristotle and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization makes an argument that is true, but not true enough.
There’s something more going on in the latest Superman film which speaks to deeper conceptions of the nature of man.
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