Why Conservatives Failed to Stop Donald Trump
#NeverTrump never coalesced around an alternative candidate because the conservative movement is in a full-blown identity crisis.
The Quiet Man Behind the Computer Revolution
Gordon Moore’s tech vision changed modern times. He wants his giving to change life 10,000 years from now.
The Ostpolitik Failed. Get Over It.
Pope Francis rightly wants to re-set many of the default positions in the Roman Curia. That re-set must begin with a frank recognition that, whatever its intentions, the Ostpolitik of John XXIII, Paul VI, and Agostini Casaroli was a failure.
Beware of Blind Spots
An open letter to the Ford Foundation on inequality.
Can We Find Our Way Back to Lincoln?
For many lifelong Republicans, the convention in Cleveland will be a time of serious self-reflection, a difficult and honest reckoning. How on earth did the GOP produce Donald Trump as its nominee?
Fact-Checking a Memorial Service
Yet again, Obama gave up an opportunity to be a unifying force and used misleading rhetoric to push us further apart.
Who Are We?
The “Remain” side thought the EU referendum was all about economics. It was really about how we define ourselves as a nation.
The Last Puritan Statesman and the 2016 Conventions
John Quincy Adams stands out as a model for twenty-first-century American politicians because he aimed not to please, but to do the right thing, irrespective of the cost.
Orgy of Guilt
You might suppose that in the mighty nations of the west, debate would be ongoing about how to destroy ISIS and rescue the desperate people in its path, but the great issue we’re relitigating is whether Tony Blair should be tried for war crimes at the International Criminal Court and just how responsible George W. Bush was for all of the mayhem in the world.
Interview: George Weigel on What Poland Can Teach the U.S.
Pope Francis heads to Poland later this month with freedom on the docket.