Author Archives: Alan Jacobs
About Alan Jacobs
How a conservative approach to jurisprudence can restrain injustice.
The late justice’s principle at its best forces us to confront the Constitution, not co-opt it.
Holding back can be the hardest thing for artists to do, and the most rewarding.
A liturgical rite of The Donald and his voters.
Will the parties change in response to his rise?
He identified the principle governing most contemporary justices—and fiercely opposed it.
The metaphor of objectively judged imminent doom can’t be stretched to cover climate change.
If you don’t actually have respect for the people you’re writing for, at least fake it.
We are becoming habituated to making the nuclear option the first option.
Rational behavior becomes dangerous when one is surrounded by the irrational.
Does caring for each other in suffering only fulfill the marital bonds within a religious framework?
Clarifying four logically consistent and coherent theses for the opposition
The Wheaton College conflict cannot be abstracted away from the real humans involved
Rediscovering a treasure of Polish Solidarity swag
Social media takes hostages on behalf of the reactive now.
From Star Wars to The Lord of the Rings and beyond, victory does not always belong to the powerful.
Claims that secular institutions are intrinsically academically superior are unsustainable.
Many, perhaps most, of the pathologies of our current political order are products of inhuman scale.
There has to be a better way for people to live than the code-fetishist campus battles.
If you argue about politics long enough, you get to something deeper than politics.← Older posts Newer posts →
from The American Conservative