A Libertarian view of Francis’ Laudato Si

By |August 1st, 2015|Categories: Politics, Religion|Tags: , , , , , |

(By Donald Devine, <em>'76</em> Contributor) Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si (“Be Praised”) has been acclaimed by the international media as a call to action on global warming, to combat its threat to world survival. It [...]

The enduring tension that is modern conservatism

By |May 26th, 2015|Categories: Ideas, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The preeminent conservative intellectual forum called the Philadelphia Society devoted its recent meeting to exploring the roots of its philosophy, especially conservatism’s mid-20th century rebirth at National Review magazine under William F. Buckley, Jr. and Frank Meyer. Discussants could not ignore an important fact: that the modern conservative movement was born bearing a revealing quirk. […]

On Black Friday, Trying to Understand How to Prevent Other Days from Becoming Black

By |November 30th, 2013|Categories: Ideas|Tags: , , , |

We live in difficult times, and I don’t mean obstacles to consumption over the next month. The only way to understand them is to try, and to enlist others to try along with us. So try these out: […]