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Peter Wood

6728 articles , book reviews , forums , podcasts & classics by Peter Wood.
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Essay

Wisdom for New Things

Catholic Social Teaching will have minimal value if it serves mainly to channel the nostalgic yearning many people feel for older, simpler-seeming times.

Face Masks Required Sign
Essay

Obedience Fatigue

Over a year of CDC flip-flops and credibility-straining pronouncements leave a compliant public skeptical. Vaccinated Americans yearn for normalcy.

Washington
Book Review

Past as Prologue

Past and Prologue will make even the most idealistic historians question whether an unbiased history of America has ever been attempted, much less attained

Treasury Check
Essay

Let Them Spend Cash?

Cash payments, in place of complex welfare programs, may be a step toward extricating government from the lives and ambitions of low-income Americans.

final fantasy
Essay

What Is Art?

Politics shouldn't determine what counts as art, but the energy released and channeled by art has a profound effect on politics, for good or ill.

Confession 1
Essay

Breaking Faith

Religious liberty is not a trump card that wins every time, but interference with clergy-penitent privilege will do no good and may produce real harm.

Samuel Alito
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Alito’s Way

Justice Samuel Alito's speech shows that originalism will be the parole of the Court going forward, and that Alito will be the originalist of tradition.