27 January 2017

The self in
history

Rejecting our common inheritance has dire consequences for the future.

3 March 2015

The fall of the public sphere

ESSAY: Political elites have denigrated and abandoned the public.

8 August 2014

Roger Scruton’s leap of faith

God may be dead, but the search for transcendence lives on.

25 April 2014

The vital importance of being moral

Essay: To be moral requires something routinely denigrated today: individual freedom.

11 April 2014

Matthew Arnold's error: the state is bad for culture

In order to judge 'the best which has been thought and said in the world', individuals must be free to discriminate.

Books 27 December 2012

A braindead view of free will

As Wired for Culture demonstrates, the greatest intellectual threats posed to freedom and autonomy today are those put up by evolutionary biologists and psychologists

13 December 2012

Why it’s wrong to censor Holocaust deniers

History, including the history of the Holocaust, should be determined in open, public debate, not in the courts.

Books 31 August 2012

Why the elite wants to obliterate borders

Politicians present their sniffiness about national sovereignty as something progressive and liberal. It is anything but.

Books 24 August 2012

Why the elite wants to obliterate borders

Politicians present their sniffiness about national sovereignty as something progressive and liberal. It is anything but.

Books 25 May 2012

The university: still dead

Andrew Delbanco’s insightful new book on the history and future of the American college exposes an institution that has no idea what it should be.