Books for Christmas—2020

EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel offers his annual list of suggestions for Christmastide book-giving.

The Genius of Wordsworth

William Wordsworth was the greatest of the English Romantics, innovative in form and content, yet with a lasting influence on the conservative sensibility in culture and politics. Now he, along with Shakespeare and perhaps John Milton, belongs to the exclusive company of English poets whose names even the minimally educated are almost certain to have heard.

Raphael Warnock Might Really Be Too Radical for Georgia

If Georgia were a safe Democratic state, or even one that leans blue, such as Virginia, there’s no doubt Raphael Warnock would win. But the Peach State is anything but that, and therein lies his problem.

Our Real Systemic Problem

We ought to be spending more time puzzling out ways to combat our real systemic problem — family decline — a problem ably explored in Mary Eberstadt’s thoughtful and courageous work.

An Unfunny Thing Happened on the Way to 2021

Polarization, political correctness and Covid-19 have produced a hostile environment for humor.

Thinking Is Self-Emptying

Wounds can be a gift to the world, if they can help other people to know themselves.

The Supreme Court Finally Has a Majority That Will Protect Religious Freedom

Liberals have often defended the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence as a defense of minority rights against majority tyranny. Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation shows there is now a court majority that recognizes religious rights are worthy of constitutional protection, too.

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