However, given the Left's largely successful elimination of Judeo-Christian and middle-class values, that achievement may not survive.
America is currently experiencing a new formulation of the divine right of kings that takes the form of tyrannical suppression of freedom and speech. What can we learn from Lincoln to stop it?
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.
Conservatives proclaim the supremacy of self-interest, of anti-social, atomizing individualism even as it facilitates the consolidation of control over our lives by a collective of managerial elites.
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.
Despite its best efforts, leftist jurisprudence of the past 50 years cannot so easily discard the American political tradition of religious freedom.
More than ever we need a pause and a turn, a complete about-face, so as to rediscover and practice the original and best virtues.
It may seem ridiculous or paranoid, or simply unnecessary, to revive such an institution in a free society. But only a free society could support it.
Will enough Americans be wise enough to embrace the American republic and seek a true restoration of its machinery as we move forward in the 21st century?
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.
Our country is not to be equated with our Capitol.
Anyone not blinded by prejudice can see that freedom is under concerted assault in America. To rekindle the distinctively American variety of freedom it is first essential to understand it.
One of the last acts of the Trump Administration was the release on Monday of the “1776 Report”—a 45-page document by the President’s Advisory 1776 […]
Since the election, we are beginning to understand the possibility that those of us who hold certain views may be denied certain benefits of citizenship.
We can’t afford to declare that ordinary ways of thinking and arguing are simply out of order.
This threat to free speech precedes the Trump presidency; it has been cultivated by the Left for more than a decade, growing in strength year by year.
Far from being a threat to liberty and freedom of religion, President Trump’s proclamation on St. Thomas Becket teaches Americans how their Western heritage embodies the great struggles of the past.
Instead of criminalizing our sharp political differences, we can restore them to the political realm.
Self-organizing systems are an incredible strategy to deal with complexity. Government is not.
We're reposting a few of the more notable essays we've published this year. This article first appeared October 10, 2020.