Ideas

Scott Hahn’s Call to Save the Family

Want to restore our culture? The Christian scholar says marriage is the place to start.

The Tragic Crack in Artificial Intelligence

Just as we’re flawed, so, too, will be our AI. Do we really want machines watching over nuclear weapons?

The Civilization That Soared and Enlivened the World

What’s the West good for? Try artistic expression, scientific inquiry, exploration, and civic development.

In Defense of Bowling Alone

There’s something exquisite about solitude, away from the din of voices and social media.

Remembering the ‘Spooky Wisdom’ of Our Agrarian Past

Despite modern innovations, we somehow ‘just know’ how to do things the right way.

Jordan Peterson and the Return of the Stoics

His book in part is about accepting the ubiquity of human suffering. No wonder reviewers don’t get it.

Thomas Jefferson is America and America is Thomas Jefferson

He was the best of us, the worst of us, and the finest mind we’ve ever produced.

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The American Mind is as Closed as Ever

Thirty years ago, Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind stunned academia and predicted our present day.

Religious Conservatives Can Remind the Rest of Us How to Argue

Traditionalists like Edward Feser and David Bentley Hart often disagree, but respectfully. The rest of academia should take note.

How the Cult of the Colossal Imperils American Agriculture

Stressed-out farmers today only grow food for global consumption, and that is leading to a crisis at home.

In Defense of Ethnic Nationalism

As Lithuania shows, sometimes a return to ethnic identity can mean liberation.

Elon Musk: Government-Subsidized Pied Piper

The captain of cheesy stunts, his trendy space debris is destined to orbit the sun for an estimated billion years.

The Secular Benedict Option

While society continues to drug itself into a tech-enabled stupor, conservatives can “re-norm” the human connection.

Where is Real Statesmanship When We Need it Most?

Nothing is more antithetical to America’s constitutional ethos than to demand that our opponents surrender unconditionally.

Scrapping Economics and Starting Over

Market fundamentalism has been exposed as soulless. Before we forge ahead, we need to realize the scope of what we’ve lost.

Our Great Awakening to the Ethics of Technology

The 2016 election in particular has made clear the perils of social media. But where do we go from here?

The Man Who Foresaw the West’s Fantasia

While he couldn’t predict selfies, multiculturalism, or Oprah, Daniel Bell sensed the rage against bourgeois order would eventually lead to crisis.