Before you condemn *my* new favorite T.V. talk show, let me proffer a few explanations. Allow yourself to pause for a moment and think about the three things missing in the current political polemics. Cordiality? How about intellectual stimulation? Oh, here's a third, audience questions that are relevant to the topic? I've had a handful … Continue reading Firing Line: Episode 1
One of the most unsurprising aspects of a surprising claim is how often it isn't all that surprising. We say of these claims, "It sounds too good to be true." In the same way, the claim, "There are only two ways to know anything about the supernatural," sounds at once dramatic and surprising, but you'll … Continue reading Two Ways to Know about the Supernatural.
The object lesson of these scriptural interpretations is to present a more adequate and clear interpretation of a passage by both adhering to fundamental hermeneutical skills that are rooted in the assumption of authorial intent and constrained by the domain of the passage being considered. While, of course, it is not always possible to provide … Continue reading Luke: 10:25-37 – A Brief Interpretation
In this tiny book, Are We Good Enough for Liberty?, Lawrence W. Read provides us two parts: an expanded edition of his commencement speech given to Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School and others, and the famous and small article I, Pencil, by Leonard Read. Below are quotations from his expanded commencement address. His commencement address, … Continue reading Are We Good Enough for Liberty? by Lawrence W. Reed: Quotations
In James V. Schall's A Student’s Guide to Liberal Learning, he opens with the Chestertonian notion that something in the world must call us out from ourselves, some wonder or enchantment about things that are true in the world and the adventure that may follow. But in an age of deep doubt and serious skepticism, … Continue reading A Student’s Guide to Liberal Learning by James V. Schall, S.J.: Quotations
Whether or not you subscribe to the conservative political philosophy, one can only benefit in understanding what that political philosophy may entail - Evanescent imagery of what could be or vehemently punching shadows has never helped anyone. Roger Scruton does an excellent job laying out the general political philosophy by identifying the constellations of conservative … Continue reading How to be a Conservative by Roger Scruton: Quotations