If a constitution is merely an instrument for implementing favored conservative policy goals, why have one at all?
James M. Patterson
Barruel’s conspiracy of the Enlightenment has become a regrettable genre of conservative Catholic commentary.
While enduring the tribulations of sectarian Liberalism, Catholics must have an alternative vision that prioritizes liberty on natural law grounds.
Neo-integralists today lack formation in republican institutions, and succumb too easily to the lure of authoritarianism.
James Patterson talks about three legendary clergymen in America and how they shaped our public discourse.
The issue is no longer the preservation of liberal arts curricula at elite liberal arts colleges. By now, these institutions have made their choices.
It is better to embrace the freedom of moral and intellectual diversity across institutions.
James M. Patterson is Associate Professor of Politics at Ave Maria University, the President of the Ciceronian Society, a Research Fellow at the Center for Religion, Culture, and Democracy, and the author of Religion in the Public Square: Sheen, King, Falwell (University of Pennsylvania, 2019). You can follow him on Twitter at @McGillPatterson.