Paris Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

The Pompidou Centre, Paris’s Great Blemish

From no angle does the ostentatious Pompidou Centre fit in with its surroundings, nor did it occur to its architects that it should.

Jeff Koons’ Big Bunch of Banality

A proposed design for a memorial to victims of terrorism in Paris is contentless, ahistorical, lightweight, and just plain silly.

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.

How to Tell Your Children About a Terrorist Attack

Your children will encounter evil one day. Better for them to be prepared by you, and to be prepared honestly.