Author Archives: Robert Long

About Robert Long

Robert Long is an editorial assistant at TAC. He is a graduate of Harvard and an Augusta, GA native. In addition to The American Conservative, his work has appeared at The New Republic and Harvard Political Review. He is an Eagle Scout. He lives in Washington, DC. You can find him on Twitter @rgblong.

Marilynne Robinson on Faith and Conservatism

The award-winning author talks to us about the personal and political.

Christian, Not Conservative

A look at Marilynne Robinson’s literary—and liberal—Calvinism.

The Tweeting Philosopher

Is social media a safe place for “thinking in slow motion”?

Why the NSA Debate Will, and Must, Continue

President Obama’s decision to close embassies and consulates across the Middle East …

Justin Amash: Snowden Is a Whistleblower

A Republican Congressman told Fox News yesterday that Edward Snowden is a …

The Politics and the Science of Disputing Evolutionary Psychology

There’s a brawl going down on the internet over the validity of …

Reza Aslan, Fox News, and Bulverism

You’ve probably seen a clip of it already: Fox News aired a …

Jonesing for Relief from Port Protectionism

Jacksonville, Florida, brings in coal from Colombia rather than West Virginia. Livestock …

The Church You Doubt, the Church You Love

Many Mormons struggling with disbelief stay in the church, participating in the community they can’t leave.

Do the Boy Scouts Hate the Overweight?

The chattering class is not happy with the Boy Scouts. This Monday, …

The Consequences of Living with Afghanistan’s Culture of Child Sex Exploitation

For over a decade, NATO troops have been bewildered and outraged at …

The Tyranny of Not Being Clear

An important concept in psychoanalytic theory is castration anxiety, the fear of …

Routine Child Rape by Afghan Police

In December 2012, Maj. Bill Steuber heard that three boys had been …

The Conservative Agnosticism of George Will

The famed columnist is a “none” who cherishes religion in his Republic.

Atheist and Christian Monuments, Side by Side

The first atheist monument on government property in America was unveiled earlier …

Reviving “The Great Agnostic”

High school student Sarah Henry came from Kentucky to Washington, DC, to …

Do You Know the Bible?

Congressmen, columnists, and Americans alike find the good book easier to praise than read.

The Temptation of Neuroscience

Undecided voters lay inside a sleek fMRI machine in late 2007. The …

Egypt’s Blasphemy Laws–Still a Bad Idea

It’s a strange variation on a common theme in post-revolution Egypt: the …

The Banality of Good

With the release of the new biopic “Hannah Arendt,” about the political …

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