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by | Nov 16, 2021

Ignatius Press has released a paperback expanded edition of Robert Reilly’s monumental book, America on Trial:  A Defense of the Founding. I reviewed the first edition, most favorably, for The American Spectator this past December, opining that “Robert R. Reilly takes on…

by | Jun 14, 2021

By pursuing identity-group politics, liberals are provoking the attacks they claim to deplore. What the Left ignores in their drive to remake America’s definition of rights is that there are consequences from severing rights from individuals and attaching them to…

by | Mar 7, 2021

Words spoken from the heart enter the heart. When we try to win the hearts and minds of our fellow citizens for the cause of free self-government, we need to communicate that we have considered the real issues that concern…

by | Feb 14, 2021

The grim, grey reality of Soviet Russia bred a special brand of humor. People talk about the day Stalin decided he would see what his people thought of him. He disguised himself and went out to a movie theater in…

by | Jan 25, 2021

First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country  Thomas E. Ricks (Harper, 416 pages, $23) The next time I start a college, I’d like to hire Thomas E. Ricks as the…

by | Sep 15, 2020

In his September 6 article “All Men Are Created Equal,” Shmuel Klatzkin contends that when the Founders declared “All men are created equal,” they meant that “[w]e are equally granted the rights to life, to liberty, and to property and are…

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