The political power and influence of an Elon Musk or a Donald Trump, while superficially encouraging, is really a symptom of a flawed, poorly structured political system.
In recoiling from the fragmentation of values that characterizes modernity, MacIntyre has presented less an alternative to the depredations of liberal individualism than an escape from its challenges.
The irony of postmodernism, a critical metaphysics which dwells on irony for sustenance, is that there is no there there.
Ideology, unlike philosophy, seeks to remake human nature.
Can we open our eyes and reject the idle “twirling” of a society addicted to cynicism, joylessness, and information?
We are equipped with common sense and moral sense just as we are equipped with the senses of taste, smell, sight, hearing, and touch. We are simply made that way.
Vulture capitalism is a deviant and baseless form of capitalism, totally without virtue. In this fictional account of a debate between George Soros and the author, we see why.
There seems to be some deep connection between the English language and that most uncommon virtue, common sense.
No problem will solve itself. There is no moment where enough is enough, and the resolution into harmony resolves on its own as the pendulum swings back.
We will either reclaim the mantle of republican self-government or bid a sad farewell to the American commonwealth.
Is liberalism the frog who blew himself up trying to be as big as an ox? In 2022 we may find out.
In relying on the usage of “unalienable” after Francis Hutcheson, the founders indicated an important difference between themselves and John Locke.
Enough with bosses—they might need us but we don’t need them. The bosses won’t like it but humanity will.
We need to restore prudence as an intellectual virtue again in order to revive a deeper appreciation for human well-being. Common sense is due for a comeback.
These monsters wore the masks of liberators, hiding the malevolence of hubris that comes when men attempt to create heaven on earth.
Through violence and its ability to create extensive support systems, Antifa looks very much like early National Socialism.
For writers at Salon “liberal” signifies whatever they and their circle of groupies would like it to mean and has little attachment to historical reality.
What Harry Jaffa teaches is neither easy nor comforting. Rather than offer his students and readers idle chatter or shallow patriotism, he sought to reveal how natural right remains a living force.
Because envy is ever-present, a society’s ability to achieve greatness depends on its ability to control this highly destructive emotion.
Some lessons from history and philosophy can help us think about our present crisis.