Wilhelm Röpke’s Political Economy by Samuel Gregg (Edward Elgar Publishing Inc., 216 pages, $125) Many people, particularly on this side of the Atlantic, have never heard of Wilhelm Röpke. That is a shame since he is one of the most important economists of the 20th century, a true Renaissance man, a polymath, and a father of […]
Theodore Roosevelt Malloch
Theodore Roosevelt Malloch is the author of Spiritual Enterprise: Doing Virtuous Business (Encounter Books) and CEO of The Roosevelt Group, a global strategy firm.
To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World By James Davison Hunter (Oxford University Pres, 368 pages, $27.95) I don’t consider myself an exile, but I do consider myself a Christian. James Davison Hunter would say that’s impossible. According to his thesis in this wordy, challenging book, […]
Secret Places, Hidden Sanctuaries: Uncovering Mysterious Sites, Symbols, and SocietiesBy Stephen Klimczuk and Gerald Warner of Craigenmaddie (Sterling Books, 272 pages, $19.95) Dan Brown’s latest fairy tale (def., a fictional story that may feature folkloric characters) audaciously claims, “That the true Ancient Mystery is in fact the realization that people are not God’s subjects, but […]
Barack Obama won the Catholic vote 54%-45% in the 2008 general election. George W. Bush won that vote, 52%-47%, in 2004 over John Kerry, a Roman Catholic. Many political pundits now view Catholics — heavily blue collar, ethnic, and mostly Northern — as a critical swing vote in national elections. It has become a rather […]
Almost all of the liberal and conservative commentators on the Great Recession and Financial Collapse/Bailout of 2008 have neglected the cultural and moral reasons for this economic mess. Unless those causes are addressed, all the finger pointing and all the proposed “solutions” will be like putting band-aids on a tumor. Let me be as specific […]
As “annus horribilis” 2008 recedes into the background it might be timely to look back a few years and ask: Who really saw all of this coming? Was such an economic and financial disaster foreseeable? What kind of financial sage would have predicted it three or four years ago, in the middle of the “go-go” […]