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by | Jun 5, 2015

If we make a distinction between two kinds of politics, pragmatic and ideological, we may say that American politics has…

by | May 29, 2015

Why is it that so many politicians in recent decades (beginning, I suppose, with Ronald Reagan) have said, “I didn’t…

by | May 21, 2015

Francis Bacon, the essayist, great philosopher, and Lord Chancellor of England under King James I, when impeached by the House…

by | May 14, 2015

What do St. Augustine (354-430) and Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) have to do with the recent riots in Baltimore? Lots. For…

by | May 8, 2015

The word “feminism,” just like almost every other word in the English language, has more than one meaning. So when…

by | Apr 24, 2015

Why are “liberals” or “progressives” great fans of big government? (I put the words in scare quotes because it seems…

by | Apr 20, 2015

The “progressive” (or ultra-liberal) wing of the Democratic Party is trying to push Hillary further to the left. They do…

by | Apr 13, 2015

Liberal Christianity is made up of three reductions: 1. The reduction of religion to morality. 2. The reduction of morality…

by | Apr 6, 2015

I am depressed. Normally I’m a cheerful guy, but this week I’m depressed. It isn’t because of any personal problems….

by | Mar 25, 2015

White liberals sincerely judge themselves to be morally superior to conservatives, and they base this judgment on what they consider…

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