Alexis de Tocqueville Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

In Fond Memory of Peter Augustine Lawler upon His Sudden Death

Lawler’s influence as a teacher and thinker was a function of his gregarious humor and charm, his talent for friendship, and his sheer brilliance. But ultimately, it likely had to do above all with the distinct worldview he articulated, which has done an enormous amount to deepen, humanize, and enrich contemporary conservatism.

Complacent or Crazy?

Two new books try to think explicitly about how our attitudes toward change contribute to the mood of the moment.

Why MPs Have a Duty to Resist Online Petitions

The lesson of history, that mass movements threaten freedom, is a lesson that will never be learned. This is why we have parliaments, with their complex procedures, committees and reviews.