In Lost Illusions and Lost Souls, Balzac proves himself an acolyte of ambition, immersing us in addled souls who can’t let go until it is too late.
Even the errors of anti-liberal Catholics now have rights.
Whereas ideology demands that we manipulate reality to fit theory, true art subordinates theory to reality.
For Manent, action is never an end in itself but must always be guided by the virtues.
What was the purpose and the effect of the Marshall Court’s decision in McCulloch v. Maryland?
Christians owe respect to both their civil and ecclesiastical governments, but our deference to authority has gone too far.
Greg Weiner returns to Liberty Law Talk to discuss what it means to be an Old Whig.
Texas’s innovative injury would allow any state to sue any other state, directly in the Supreme Court, for breach of its election laws.
How is it possible after all this to wake up in December of 2020 and not believe that it’s actually twilight in America?
Social media mobs and “woke” bureaucrats do not take orders from a single leader, but the denunciations and demands of CRT are totalitarian nonetheless.
While enduring the tribulations of sectarian Liberalism, Catholics must have an alternative vision that prioritizes liberty on natural law grounds.
The authority to proclaim a Thanksgiving might seem trivial to us. But it is, in fact, fraught with meaning.
Pirates are still piratical. And just reprisals are still a lawful way to bring them to justice.
The American Founding's realism about the fallen world might be something St. Thomas would recognize.
Three contributors discuss Joshua Mitchell's new book and the trajectory of identity politics.
If the Court decides rightly in Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, mootness will no longer serve as a shield for the erosion of constitutional rights.
Murray knew that the reduction of idea of democracy to a set of functions and institutions would be the death of democracy.
Thompson's book rises to what Nietzsche called “monumental history,” but it requires a certain intellectual and historical counterbalance.
Training sessions based on critical race theory run contrary to an employer’s responsibility to avoid creating a hostile work environment.
Safeguard shows that the Electoral College's critics are right about one thing: it is not simple majority rule—and thank goodness for that.
Three recent cases challenge the statutory and constitutional bases of legislative delegation to executive branches.
Dan Mahoney on "Liberty and Justice for All's" defense of constitutionalism, the rule of law, & the fundamental nobility of the American proposition.
Models can provide a useful picture of what we think is happening in the world, but scientists place too much trust in them.
Original methods originalism embeds the Constitution in the Anglo-American tradition and militates against the abstractions of the French philosophes.
Stephen Williams wrote about a man who lived in dark times and tried to build the institutions of liberal democracy on the ruins of an autocratic regime.
Public sector unions are exacerbating our criminal justice crisis and making it much harder to educate the next generation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Conservatives should recognize that our embrace of the very constitutional vices the Anti-Federalists warned about has made our Republic one in name only.
The goods of human dignity, human rights, and human liberty can be secured only by a transcendent source and an ontological grounding.
One might be forgiven for thinking that today’s Republican Party is an American Christian Democratic party in everything but name only.
Sean Shelby announced as President & CEO of Liberty Fund.
As with all sins, racism will never end without God’s grace and a willingness by all to conduct themselves with charity.
In Espinoza, the Court elevates a principle that finds no mention in the text of the Constitution.