What Thompson evidently wants to do is substitute his Enlightenment natural right epistemology for that of Tocqueville, and withal his own Enlightenment rationality for the theological-political unity Tocqueville struggled with.
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A solid, suspenseful story that moves more slowly than today’s crime dramas but is all the better for it by allowing for appropriate attention to the ethical conflicts.
The story of Madam C.J. Walker is inspiring, motivating and definitely binge-worthy. And, for older kids currently out of school, it’s a great history lesson they likely wouldn’t ever hear in a classroom.
Today’s social justice warriors are sick people, but they are sick in a way that is much deeper and more disturbing than Power and Purity imagines.
In Fritz Lang’s “The Woman in the Window,” Edward G. Robinson shines as an academic, yearning for passion over his life of silent desperation. But, as his character reveals, there is always a cost for such untamed desire.
Agree or disagree, the rage that Christopher Caldwell identifies isn’t going away.
It is only in middle age that we can begin to break free from the forces that shaped us.
“The Hunt” is likely to join a long list of neglected movies—but it doesn’t have to.
It’s a high-water mark and a bid for the mainstream from a faith-based film industry that has produced uneven product in its several decades coming of age.
We cannot win the culture war by responding to the Left’s narrative. We need to create our own narratives.
The child who reads and cherishes The Lord of the Rings will have more of substance to say about how we should live than will the child brought up on political doggerel.
“The Stranger” speaks to our own human choices. It speaks of what we wish to see and what we desire to remain hidden.
Modern art and architecture says “You will like this because it is for your own good, although you are too stupid to see it.” But some people do not have to be cowed into submission. They are the suckers of the age.
The best work of one Academy Award winner may be behind her.
When Rush’s formerly-nicotine-stained fingers pass the torch, we must aspire to carry it as diligently, as unashamedly, and as merrily as he has.
So, Mitt Romney Schifffted gears; And we listen to them grind, Like his teeth, because the nation’s Left him very far behind. For the moment, […]
“Marriage Story” reinforces the beliefs of a broken, narcissistic society that may be inclined to find its divorce-as-liberation message reassuring. It soothes with the message, “no judgment.” But is that really what America needs to hear?
In the end, the most fervent believers in the god that failed were anti-Communists. They failed to anticipate the end of Soviet Communism.
Once upon a time, a dolt from Tinseltown imagined she was a match for the queen of England.
We all owe Peter Schweizer an enormous debt of gratitude for his enormous and effective labors in bringing sunlight to these tenebrous and mephitic climes.