Ideas

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Should Higher Education Have a Leftist Bias?

A socialist professor defends liberal education from capitalism, unthinking conservatism, and his critics.

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Rejecting the “BuzzFeed” Model

Why its juxtaposition of the silly and serious is bad for publications everywhere

Leo Strauss: Hawk or Dove?

Leo Strauss: Man of Peace, Robert Howse, Cambridge University Press, 200 pages

Secularists vs. Providentialists

The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom, Steven D. Smith, Harvard University Press, 240 pages

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Defending “Lila”

What Marilynne Robinson’s newest novel has to say about grace

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Misadventuring on Wikipedia

The anonymized wiki editors misconstrue conservative scholarship on the Frankfurt School.

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Another Year of Reading

The best books I’ve read in 2014

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What’s Left After Marx

Marxism remains useful, vibrant, and relevant as a critique of capitalism—just not as a political program.

The Localist Manifesto

How to bring “thereness” back to the American city

Grand Strategy Is Bunk

Theories of global power just excuse U.S. hubris.

The Moral Path to Peace

Self-restraint is the first step to avoiding war.

Considering Thankfulness

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

Bringing Back Cincinnatus

Why the Department of Agriculture is asking veterans to join the next generation of farmers

Front Porch Revolution

Wendell Berry’s cure for partisanship

Occupy Edmund Burke

David Bromwich presents a view from the left of the statesman widely seen as conservatism’s founder.

Don Colacho’s Epitaphs

Nicolás Gómez Dávila’s aphorisms are a reactionary’s sharpest weapon.

Man Does Not Live By Tech Alone

Many of us are a bit Luddite when it comes to technology—and that’s good.