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Could Religious Liberty Help End the Culture War?

The decline of religious liberty is a major reason our culture wars are so brutal. By looking to the government to adjudicate our divisions, we’ve outsourced debate on what is true or false.

Ruin or Renewal? Thoughts on America’s Third Century

Our political contests are increasingly bitter and render normal political decision making impossible. It is tempting, but wrong, to assume that past will be prologue, that our current divisions are temporary and will fade in short order.

It’s a Culture War, Stupid

The Church must engage the culture war, not only in Canada but in the United States and throughout the West, to warm chilled souls and rebuild a civil society committed to human dignity.

Intolerance and Evangelization

Cardinal Robert Sarah understands that any serious effort to follow Pope Francis and heal, evangelize, and convert the culture today requires recognizing the truth of the culture wars.

All the Latest Fashions

A few observations on Mad Men as a progressive fable about the American “Dark Ages” prior to the various liberations of the 1960s.

The Myth of Washington Gridlock

Today’s much-bemoaned gridlock on the Potomac has a cause deeper than the American system of government: it’s cultural rather than structural.

John Inazu at the May 2015 Faith Angle Forum

The Faith Angle Forum is a semi-annual conference which brings together a select group of 20 nationally respected journalists with 3-5 distinguished scholars on areas of religion, politics & public life.  “Religious Liberty and the American Culture Wars”  South Beach, Florida Speaker: Dr. John Inazu, Associate Professor of Law and Political Science, Washington University School of Law […]

A Life in the Public Square

Randy Boyagoda’s biography of Richard John Neuhaus is an authentic and compelling portrait of a man who had as much influence as any in the 20th century on the place of religion in American public life.

How Christianity Invented Children

Christianity’s invention of the cultural idea of children as treasured human being was an outgrowth of its most stupendous and revolutionary idea: the radical equality, and the infinite value, of every single human being as a beloved child of God.

Elite Convergence

In its rush to convict the educated Left, a new book overlooks the important complicity among certain elites on the Right in the plight of non-college-educated, native-born Americans.