civic culture/friendship

Total Political War

The election of President Trump made it clear that America is not engaged in politics as usual. We are in the midst of a political […]

The Shape of Virtue

At the outset of this year’s Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel joked that he’d give the person with the shortest speech a jet ski. I really […]

The Mental Health Punt

While Hillary Clinton unironically titled her biography Hard Choices, it is exceedingly rare for politicians to make them. More often, we are offered alluring and […]

The Benedict Predicament

At least half of Americans sense that their country has been taken from them. In 2016, they voted for Donald Trump despite obvious reasons not […]

The Labyrinth of Oppressions

When the human experience is simplistically divided into two worlds, then things increasingly do not easily fit. Specifically, what happens when the number of victims […]

Worst Responders

The Parkland Shooting has emboldened the gun control lobby yet again. The same activists who spent the better part of the last two years speaking […]

Signs of the Times

When we think about “Making America Great Again,” surely one such feature that would contribute to it would be the end of nihilistic crimes, such […]

How to End the Judiciary Class War

The following is an excerpt from The Judiciary’s Class War by Glenn Reynolds, just published by Encounter Books. ___________________________________ In the wake of the 2016 […]

None of Us is Conservative

After the most recent and disappointing budget deal, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) asked his fellow Republicans on Twitter: “Are we to be conservative all the […]