Social Justice and Detroit’s Decay

By on 3.31.10 | 10:39AM

Marvin Olasky today discusses the debate on "social justice" between Glenn Beck and Jim Wallis, and relates his personal experience with the Leftist evangelist.

The Obama Watch

None Dare Call It Socialism

By 1.18.10

It is what it is, Pilgrim.

A Further Perspective

From Florida — Cold Oranges, Hot Commies

By 1.13.10

Global warming takes a real winter vacation.

The Nation's Pulse

Class Warfare at the Beach

By 6.15.09

Let them eat potato chips…

The Nation's Pulse

Students’ Confusion About Capitalism

By 5.12.09

For all we know, they think capitalism is a synonym for communism.

Anti-Socialism and Antiquity

By on 2.6.09 | 4:42PM

Writing well over 2000 years ago, Aristotle answered Plato, whose Republic advocated a form of socialism, thusly:

What is common to the greatest number gets the least amount of care. People pay most attention to what is their own: they care less for what is common; or, at any rate, they care for it only to the extent to which each is individually concerned. Even when there is no other cause for inattention, people are more prone to neglect their duty when they think that another attending to it . . .

The Republic advocated that women and children also be common property. What Aristotle wrote about sons applies to other things, as well:

Anthony the Professor

By on 10.23.08 | 12:48PM

On Mere Comments, Anthony Esolen is relentlessly championing Joe the Plumber in the battle against Barack the Redistributor. He's trying to make clear that Obama should be ashamed to look stand face-to-face with a hard-working entrepreneur like Joe the Plumber and inform him that those in the Ivory Tower and the government have conferred on themselves the authority to do what they will with Joe's hard-earned profits. Esolen, a professor, argues that academics like himself and Obama (who he thinks has never done an honest day's work in his life) don't have the background or credibility to answer Joe's simple query, "by what authority?" He adds that John McCain, a veteran, is better equipped to understand Joe.

The Nation's Pulse

It Can’t Be Done

By 10.14.08

American-style capitalism's dysfunction goes back years.

Reader Mail

Taken to the Clean Ayers


The education of Barack Obama. It’s the end of the world. The many friends of Lawrence Henry. Don’t cry for Senate Republicans. Plus more.

Political Hay

Why Ayers Still Matters

By 10.10.08

No one knows that better than the nervous Obama and his fellow dissemblers.