EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel recommends several books that he lately has found reassuring, challenging, illuminating, and in some cases just plain fun: which is to say, apt reading in, and for, this troubled moment.
Joe Biden and his party have embraced yet another dream of the radical Left: a federal takeover, transformation, and de facto urbanization of America’s suburbs. What’s more, Biden just might be able to pull off this “fundamental transformation.”
A jurisprudence that treated women’s interests as distinct from those of abortion providers might come rather to see abortion for what it really is: a quick, easy, and relatively cheap way to keep women from demanding more, more of men, more of employers, more of medicine, more of the community at large.
It’s time to push back on what has morphed into a comprehensive assault not only on America itself, but on the very conditions of social peace.
You don’t need a well-developed theory of justice to be appalled or outraged by real injustices – for example, by police brutality or the killing of George Floyd. But you need it to see clearly what has brought our communities and country to this state of affairs.
While the president’s defenders decry the breakdown of law and order, they ignore the lawlessness in the Oval Office.
Though staying occupied during the pandemic has been a bit more of a challenge than usual, maybe it has reminded us, too, that it’s okay not to be always so busy, that a day of less productivity won’t kill us.