Scott S. Powell

Scott Powell is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. Reach him at

What Happens to the Future When It’s Severed From the Past


No one can say when exactly the modern age began, but it was clearly tied to the Reformation, Renaissance, and the Scientific Revolution which had their roots in 14thand 15thcentury Europe. The reformation of church corruption and pursuit of spiritual truth promoted by Martin Luther had its analog with the pursuit of truth regarding the […]

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Democracy’s Highest Crime and Misdemeanor


In his Gettysburg Address, Lincoln reminded Americans that they were uniquely privileged to have a new birth of freedom that was contingent on “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” That was then. What about now? Every week brings new revelations and details about a cabal in the federal government whose […]

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