First Principles

Can the Truth Set us Free?

The history of speculation about truth has prominently included what we might call a school of impatience that, instead of trying to solve the problem, has endeavored to dismiss it.

Conservatives Must Read Marx

Popular conservative thinkers warn of the dangers of class warfare and everything-is-political thinking. But they can’t advise a subordinate class how to climb out of a pit.

1689 or 1776?

The Enlightenment Era did begin in 1689 and America is the quintessential Enlightenment nation, but 1776 is still the right choice for America’s founding year.

Civic Virtues as Moral Facts

Our civic and civilizational renewal must be informed by moral facts and truths inherent in our nature and ultimately bequeathed to us by the divine source of our rights and obligations.