freedom Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

A Thanksgiving Meditation on Freedom and Its Enemies

Freedom must be earned in every generation. Absent a commitment to living freedom nobly and thus earning it, freedom decomposes into license at home (and becomes its own undoing), or freedom is conquered from outside by enslaving enemies, or both.

The Roots of a Reforming Conservatism

A key task of conservative reformers today is to recover the more humble idea of American government at the core of our system.

“What We Have Loved, Others Will Love, and We Will Teach Them How”

Teaching others to love what is worth loving, to have the human heart drawn to what is good and beautiful and true, is the great task for conservatives and the great task of civilization.