EPPC Briefly: Roger Scruton on the Meaning of Margaret Thatcher

Published May 2, 2013

EPPC Briefly

The Meaning of Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher “believed in [Britain] and its institutions, and saw them as the embodiment of social affections nurtured and stored over centuries,” explains EPPC Senior Fellow Roger Scruton in the Times of London. “Family, civil association, the Christian religion and the common law were all integrated into her ideal of freedom under the law.”

How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization

Cover: How the West Really Lost GodIn her new book, EPPC Senior Fellow Mary Eberstadt presents a startlingly original account of how secularization happens and a compelling argument for why everyone from agnostics to believers should care about these two crucial institutions of faith and family. Available here>>

See also Mrs. Eberstadt’s “The Family is the Key to the Future of Faith.”

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The Ethics and Public Policy Center takes great pleasure in the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation’s announcement that EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin will be awarded one of the Foundation’s four Bradley Prizes for 2013. Read more>>


Conservative Christianity After the Christian Right
At EPPC’s most recent Faith Angle Forum on Religion, Politics and Public Life, best-selling author Dr. Timothy Keller discussed with leading journalists the future and faith of American evangelicals.
Listen to audio>> | Read the transcript>>

Read more about EPPC Vice President Michael Cromartie’s Faith Angle Forum program in this outstanding profile in Christianity Today.


More Than Dependency
EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin clarifies that the problem created by the welfare state is “not best understood as a problem of dependence but as the illusion of an impossible independence—an individualism so radical it renders all human relationships, including our relationships to the weakest and most needy of those around us, into non-binding optional arrangements.” Read more>>

Still the Redeemer Nation
“The algebra of fall-and-redemption, always a part of American culture, seems to have become an ever more integral part of the psychological drama of American politics,” observes EPPC Senior Fellow Wilfred M. McClay. Read more>>

Boston and Immigration Reform: Yes, It’s Relevant
EPPC Senior Fellow Stanley Kurtz views the Boston marathon attack as “an extreme symptom” of “the breakdown of our system of patriotic assimilation.” Read more>>

In the War Over Christianity, Orthodoxy is Winning
“Though religious traditionalism may be losing today’s political and legal battles, it remains poised to win the wider war over what Christianity will look like tomorrow,” argues EPPC Senior Fellow Mary Eberstadt in an essay for TimeRead more>>

The Bishop of Rome as Christian Radical
EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel praises Pope Francis’s eagerness “to lead a Church that takes risks in boldly proclaiming the gospel.” Read more>>

The Post-Welfare State Family
Since “statism has been an engine of family destruction—and vice versa,” ponders EPPC Senior Fellow Mary Eberstadt in the Weekly Standard, “might the dark ages of the welfare state end in a family renaissance?” Read more>>

Cost Estimates for a PPACA Replacement Plan
EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta and co-author Douglas Holtz-Eakin analyze an alternative to Obamacare that “has the potential to provide substantial insurance coverage expansion within a decentralized, market-driven reform framework.” Read more>>

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