EPPC Briefly: A False Portrait of Norman Rockwell

May 8, 2014

EPPC Briefly


Painting a False Portrait
EPPC Senior Fellow (and former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities) Bruce Cole excoriates former New York Times columnist Deborah Solomon’s new biography of Norman Rockwell, in which Solomon indulges her “overwrought sexual fantasies” and “neglects the most important thing about Rockwell: his art.”

Yuval Levin on Uncommon Knowledge

In a recent episode of the Hoover Institution’s Uncommon Knowledge, host Peter Robinson talks with EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin about his new book The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left, and how the philosophies of Burke and Paine continue to influence today’s political debates. Click hereto watch the discussion.

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A Message for Russia (and the World)
EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel talks with the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, who offers a message of reconciliation and hope – “a message all the more striking in light of the aggressions underway against the church in Russian-ingested Crimea.”

Is Europe Still Defensible from Invasion?
EPPC Senior Fellow Roger Scruton explores three factors that together mean that “Europe is rapidly becoming indefensible” against the Russian threat.

The Conservative Case Against Crony Capitalism
EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner highlights the work of Senator Mike Lee in outlining a conservative agenda to combat cronyism, and hopes that “more conservatives will rally to this good cause.”

The Hollowness of Radical Bioethics
In their new book, Genes, Cells and Brains, Hilary and Steven Rose offer valuable critiques of biological reductionism and technological “Prometheanism.” But in EPPC’s journal The New Atlantis, John Sexton reveals something missing at the center of their leftist bioethics: human nature.

The First Human Right
In a speech to an international pro-life conference in Rome, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel expounds the right to life as “the right without which civil and political rights, and indeed all other forms of ‘rights,’ are meaningless.”

The Obamacare Opportunity 
Replacing Obamacare will “require a sustained political effort,” write EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta and EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin, but ongoing public dissatisfaction with the law offers conservatives a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to present the public with a genuine alternative on health care.”


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