Article Archive

Murder in Paradise

Mysteries like Inspector Morse remind us of lost Eden.

December 26, 2016

Roger Scruton vs. the New Left

They just don’t make leftists like they used to.

April 7, 2016

On the Value of Thought Experiments

Simplifying situations into their component parts under constraints can help make sense of impossible complexities.

August 27, 2015

A Religious Liberty Thought Experiment

Should Christians vote their own interest—or that of their neighbor?

August 26, 2015

Human Life and Moral Intuitions

Gut instincts don’t have a great track record of endowing moral worth upon the weak and the vulnerable.

August 11, 2015

A Word to the ‘Deeply Troubled’

Damon Linker wants credit for his feelings about abortion without the burden of opposing it.

August 10, 2015

The Bought Grace of Life

#unplannedparenthood testifies to a thankfulness for life that escapes The Atlantic

August 7, 2015

Code Fetishists and Antinomians

Our moral codes must not obscure the personhood of those around us.

July 29, 2015

Disciplinary Bulverism

C.S. Lewis, Brendan Eich, and the societal imperative to “cure” wrongthink

July 22, 2015

The Value of Disagreement

Toleration has always been difficult; how can it be preserved today?

July 9, 2015

How Sexy Was Kant?

The hypersexualization of culture spreads all the way to reviews of meditations on the mind.

July 7, 2015

The Six Axioms of Politico-Judicial Logic

How every opinion stated on social media about Supreme Court decisions can be clearly derived

June 30, 2015

Was he free? Was he happy? The question is absurd.

Teaching bankers happiness with W.H. Auden

June 26, 2015

How I Became a Soccer Fan

Gazza’s tears and elegant long pass instructed an American in “the beautiful game.”

June 24, 2015

Life in the Garrison

A Benedict Option would work in the world close at hand, building an improvisatory, small-scale, local, fragile culture.

June 10, 2015

In Praise of Private Colleges

When professors politicize public universities, it’s hard not to expect politicians to respond in kind.

June 9, 2015