Anti-intellectual threat in academe isn’t from the right

By |November 18th, 2015|

“Dear Professor: Is this course going to challenge my faith and make me feel uncomfortable?” While this is not a direct quote from one of Whitney Cox’s students at the University of Houston, it is the paraphrase that Cox used […]

I almost never made it to this world

By |November 8th, 2015|

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow in Immigration Policy) I almost never made it to this world due to China’s notorious one-child policy. For thousands of years, China didn’t have a population policy. Traditional Chinese culture believes […]

“Bridge” to what’s right: Good guys really are

By |November 8th, 2015|

(By Kelly Sloan, ’76 Contributor) I rarely go to movies. Not for any particular reason. The medium simply doesn’t find its way into my life on regular intervals. Besides, I get all the popular entertainment […]

Socialism doesn’t equal social justice, or vice versa

By |October 20th, 2015|

(By Sosamma Samuel-Burnett, Centennial Fellow) In November 1989, I was a junior at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. I had come of age during the Cold War and the world was evenly […]

Reflections on wealth, sea power and national destiny

By |October 18th, 2015|

(Centennial Fellow Bill Moloney writes from Venice)  In 1890 an obscure Naval War College Professor -Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914)- published The Influence of Sea Power Upon History.  An instant classic the book had an electrifying […]

Much atheistic ado about nothing

By |October 10th, 2015|

(By Jay Ambrose, ’76 Contributor) There’s a New Yorker article that has a provocative title — “All Scientists Should Be Militant Atheists” — but reading the piece makes you think something else, namely that all […]

The next genocide?

By |September 29th, 2015|

(By Phil Mitchell, ’76 Contributor) Professor Timothy Snyder of Yale University adds new apocalypticism to the old in his op-ed in the New York Times.

Today we think of the holocaust as “some dark apex of […]

The sad state of freedom in America

By |September 29th, 2015|

(By Mark Hillman, <em>’76</em> Contributor) Some 30 years ago, a common retort by my classmates when told that we could not do something was, “It’s a free country, isn’t it?

I don’t hear that rhetorical question […]

Race in America: The Moon & the Ghetto revisited

By |July 22nd, 2015|

(By Vincent McGuire, Centennial Fellow) What is the future of race relations in America? In the short term, it will be a long, hot summer. There is little reason to believe that the violence, on […]

Graduation advice for troubled times

By |June 6th, 2015|

It’s not a “Mad Max” world into which students are graduating, but it’s a mad, mad one, fraught with genocidal fanaticism, proliferating scandals and morally deficient leadership.
As terrorists claimed swaths of Iraq and Syria for […]