Colin Bird wants to rescue human dignity from the ashes of the Judeo-Christian tradition. He ends up stripping the concept of all intrinsic value.
Fresh commentary on some of the most important books in law, politics, and culture.
Constraint or innovation in administrative control is only the first choice of many a president must make to address the vital issues of the day.
A symposium on Daniel J. Mahoney's The Statesman as Thinker.
How do we ascend from our "culture of repudiation” to the kind of great statesmen that Mahoney profiles in his book?
The word “statesmanship” doesn’t leap to mind these days when we think of places like Washington D.C., Jerusalem, Brussels, London, Paris, or Berlin.
If we are to see great statesmen again, it will require a generational effort—one that must take place largely in civil society and the home.
Daniel Mahoney's new book shows how a true statesman shepherds his people through the maelstrom of political passion.
Tocqueville operated in a European world saturated with Spinoza’s philosophy. But he searched for a new way to reconcile faith with liberalism.
Jhumpa Lahiri's novel explores our modern spiritual malaise through the eyes of a deeply alienated woman.
How far apart are Athens and Jerusalem? And where do Americans in the 21st century find their meaning?
China's development and strategic priorities have led to the most rapid military buildup the world has ever seen.
Can the origins of American religious freedom be traced to the religious and political history of England and its empire?
Francis Fukuyama has offered a welcome defense of liberalism, but often treats it as an essence rather than a human practice.
Douglas Murray is a skilled polemicist, but he needs to dig deeper to diagnose the maladies of our age.
Bushrod Washington may have been the most faithful conservator of the Constitution, and the soundest legal mind on the early Court.
Much can be learned from the similarities and differences between Isaiah Berlin and Hannah Arendt.
This is a cautionary tale about how a once powerful Navy was lost and rebuilt anew.
For many years, American policymakers ignored clear signs that China was not liberalizing. It's time to face the music.