• Families
    Column
    July 7, 2018

    Families

    On July 18, 1969, Sen. Edward Kennedy infamously drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island. He had left a late-night party with an aide named Mary Jo Kopechne supposedly to take her to the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard.
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  • The Unmet Mentor
    Society & Culture
    July 7, 2018

    The Unmet Mentor

    Life changed forever for me and my family on June 19, 2015, when tragedy struck suddenly. In the aftermath, I turned to an old mentor. In the ashes of our loss and dismal emptiness, I opened A Grief Observed, by C.S. Lewis. The first...
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  • Too Steep a Price: Why the Liberal Family Died
    Society & Culture
    November 5, 2017

    Too Steep a Price: Why the Liberal Family Died

    Over half a century ago, the family system advocated by John Locke and modeled on Lockean liberalism seemed to have triumphed completely in the United States, in Western Europe, and globally.
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  • Never and Always
    Correspondence
    March 2, 2017

    Never and Always

    I turn down the soothing voice of “Gentleman Jim” Reeves. He looks at me from the CD case, a face thought of as handsome in his day, though Jim seems too mature and, maybe, just a bit innocent, even naive, for our jaded time.
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  • A City on a Hill—With Transgender Toilets?
    Views
    March 2, 2017

    A City on a Hill—With Transgender Toilets?

    As Carle Zimmerman argued, moral implosions and civilizational collapse have happened before, and they have always been followed by periods of renewal. People stumble their way back to the “fundamental mother-source” of civilizational strength:...
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  • Dope Fiends of the West
    Column
    February 5, 2017

    Dope Fiends of the West

    What underlies all of the social science about the effects of smartphone addiction is an assumption about the good—what is right versus what is harmful for society.
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