Barruel’s conspiracy of the Enlightenment has become a regrettable genre of conservative Catholic commentary.
James M. Patterson
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, a Research Fellow at the First Liberty Institute, and the author of Religion in the Public Square: Sheen, King, Falwell (University of Pennsylvania, 2019).