conditions of freedom

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.

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.

Trust Across the Ages

What we’re after cannot be captured in statistics: some sense of how far our practical liberty extends, protected not by policemen, penal codes, or forensic criminology but by trust in our countrymen.

After the Republic

The ruling class knows that whether Donald Trump succeeds or fails to overturn the course of this election is irrelevant to the seeds that have been planted in the psyche of millions of Americans.

Revolution 2020

The revolution long since destroyed the original American Republic in the minds, hearts, and habits of a critical mass of citizens. So now what?

Twilight of the Founders

In our arrogance, we imagine that it is we who are disdainfully rejecting America’s Founders. They would want nothing to do with us.