Publications


A ‘Brexit’ Wouldn’t be the Economic Calamity You’ve been Warned About

The EU needs a swift rebuke. The British people should give it to them.

Certitude and Seeking the Truth

The purpose of debating isn’t so much to win an argument as it is to deepen our understanding of how things really and truly are. It isn’t to out-shout an opponent but, at least now and then, to listen to them, to weight their arguments with care, and even to learn from them.

Anger and Citizenship

A passionate politics, informed and disciplined by reason, can be a politics of the intelligence, a politics of great ideas: a politics, if you will, of sound moral judgment. And sound moral judgment is rarely, if ever, the child of anger.

Manners Makyth Man

One of the many legacies of revolutionary Marxism to the progressive left and, through it, to the popular culture, is the belief that manners are a bourgeois relic that have no place in a world which prizes personal authenticity above all.

What’s Wrong with the Humanities?

The humanities are declining because too many humanities scholars are alienating students and the public with their opacity, triviality, and irrelevance.

The ACA and Its Employment Effects

Obamacare is very likely to reduce hours worked and total compensation, as predicted by the Congressional Budget Office. But it may take some time for these effects to be clearly visible in aggregate economic data.

Gain Some Iranian Contracts, Lose Your Civilization

If Italy’s recent gestures of cravenness were not evidence of a crisis of civilizational morale in its terminal, or hospice-care, stage, it’s unclear what would be.

Debate Debrief

There was plenty of substantive criticism and crossfire among the candidates, but, without Donald Trump, Thursday’s Fox News debate was far more substantive and far less juvenile.

President Obama’s Legacy of Red Ink

Any fair assessment of the Obama years must acknowledge that the administration is leaving the nation in a perilous fiscal situation. A fiscal crisis of some sort looms on the horizon.

China’s Population Crisis: An Evangelical Opportunity?

China in the late-21st century will be the greatest field of Christian mission since the Europeans crossed the Atlantic a half-millennium ago.