Articles by Helen Roy

An American Instinct for Civil Society Powers an Ohio Assisted Living Facility

ne of Alexis de Tocqueville’s central observations in Democracy in America was that the American people tended to demonstrate strong instincts for civil society. Americans’ remarkable vitality, stemming from the family into all other areas of public life, undergirded the health of the democratic polity at large. Tocqueville admired it. In some ways, this strength […]

Greatness in America in the Time of Coronavirus

n 258 A.D., a young Roman deacon named Lawrence was entrusted by his superiors with the honor of managing the early Church’s then-modest material wealth. These were treacherous times for the faithful. It was a period of great persecution of Christians in Rome, and Lawrence’s new position was as dangerous as it was honorable. Yet […]