Religious freedom is at the center of liberal constitutionalism and occupies a central place in Jefferson’s and Madison’s political thinking.
Fresh commentary on some of the most important books in law, politics, and culture.
Liberalism must grapple with the transcendence of human persons.
Ludwig argues that civic friendship can fit within liberalism and help correct its blind spot(s) to important aspects of life, like civic associations.
As Francesco Boldizzoni details, reports of capitalism’s demise have, time and again, been greatly exaggerated.
Trevor Shelley succeeds in recovering a noble and humane political perspective within the horizons of modern liberty and modern politics.
Science’s successes are, in part, what make it so susceptible to the problems that plague it today.
Eastern European leaders haven't lived out Montesquieu’s ideal of checks and balances, but their actions fall far short of Nazism.
Radical uncertainty—whether stemming from war, disease, or love of coffee—will always prevail.
Our claustrophobic informational environments don’t just determine what we think, but what we love.
Eastern European nationalism emerged in a fusion of social and national grievances, and is essential to understanding the region’s history.
Models can provide a useful picture of what we think is happening in the world, but scientists place too much trust in them.
True progress in human government must allow expression to the popular will, but also restrain it by just laws and wise leadership.
Sowell establishes a singular principle for evaluating any proposed education reform: "How is this going to affect the education of children?"
Is America entering a period of despotism? Dreher's new book doesn't issue a conclusive verdict.
Where can thinking with Schopenhauer and Houellebecq take us?
Novelists are no longer interested in leading us into the interior lives of the character.
If America minimizes moral calculations in foreign affairs, it will make an admittedly harsh and dangerous world far worse.
Gruber’s work may be interpreted as an example of a former radical who has modified her views in light of experience.