• Evil That Good May Come
    August 24, 2020

    Evil That Good May Come

    "Not one of the four articles debating the pros and cons of dropping the Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki presents the orthodox Christian evaluation of that earth-shattering decision." Letters from a priest and columnist Diana West.
  • Playing Pretend With the Founding Fathers
    August 24, 2020

    Playing Pretend With the Founding Fathers

    The radical left and right have now merged in a virulent form of anti-Americanism, says C. Bradley Thompson. He worries about young men reading scary, reactionary thinkers, and then disagreeing with him about the ideas that motivated the founders.
  • The 1620 Project
    August 24, 2020

    The 1620 Project

    The Pilgrims were not 21st-century liberal democrats, but they created political institutions and practices that profoundly influenced the course of American politics, and facilitated later experiments in republican self-government and liberty.
  • The Puritan Legacy Birthed the American Creed
    August 24, 2020

    The Puritan Legacy Birthed the American Creed

    Distorted Calvinist beliefs now animate progressive causes. They are responsible for America’s missionary foreign policy, rootedness in individualism, and repugnance for hierarchy.
  • Catholics in America: An Uneasy Alliance
    August 24, 2020

    Catholics in America: An Uneasy Alliance

    The speed of the rise of the “woke” brigades and the accelerated abandonment of America’s Christian heritage has once again caused Catholics to doubt the compatibility of their faith with the American experiment.
  • Remembering Learned Hand
    August 24, 2020

    Remembering Learned Hand

    Learned Hand’s advocacy for judicial restraint, bold defense of the First Amendment, and commitment to the legal rights of the states still claim our attention, especially as judicial activism is promoted by legal minds on the left and the right.
  • What the Editors Are Reading
    August 24, 2020

    What the Editors Are Reading

    The Age of Empire: 1875-1914 (1987) by Eric Hobsbawm, and Essays in the Public Philosophy (1955) by Walter Lippmann.
  • What Civil Rights Hath Wrought
    August 24, 2020

    What Civil Rights Hath Wrought

    The civil rights movement of the 1960s began with modest goals for changing the public sphere but morphed into an overhaul of every aspect of life. James Kalb reviews Christopher Caldwell’s recent reassessment of the hallowed movement.
  • Catholic Comfort for a Wounded South
    August 24, 2020

    Catholic Comfort for a Wounded South

    There was a uniquely Catholic contribution to the Confederate cause. John DeJak reviews new scholarship on the political loyalties of Confederate Catholics by Gracjan Kraszewski.
  • Old Story, New Resonances
    August 24, 2020

    Old Story, New Resonances

    Modern politics was born in the French Revolution and knowing its history can enrich our understanding of today’s political challenges. Ronald J. Granieri reviews Jeremy Popkin’s latest book, covering events from the Tennis Court Oath to the Terror.
  • Books in Brief
    August 24, 2020

    Books in Brief

    Russian Conservatism, by Paul Robinson (Northern Illinois University Press; 300 pp., $39.95). Small Men on the Wrong Side of History: The Decline, Fall and Unlikely Return of Conservatism, by Ed West (Constable/Little, Brown; 432 pp., $17.99).
  • Put Not Your Faith in Judges
    August 24, 2020

    Put Not Your Faith in Judges

    Conservatives’ faith in originalist judges has been misplaced, as the most recent U.S. Supreme Court term has shown. John Roberts and his ilk will not preserve American liberty or the timeless truths about humanity upon which the Constitution rests.
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