Donald Devine

About Donald Devine

Donald Devine is senior scholar at the Fund for American Studies. He is the author of America’s Way Back: Reclaiming Freedom, Tradition, and Constitution and Reagan’s Terrible Swift Sword: Reforming and Controlling the Federal Bureaucracy. He served as President Reagan’s director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

John Locke: The Harmony of Liberty & Virtue

By |2019-11-26T12:14:58-06:00February 15th, 2017|Categories: American Republic, Civil Society, Featured, Federalist Papers, Freedom, John Locke, Leo Strauss, Liberty, Philosophy|

Government remains limited in civil society because God gave man the ability, through work and reason, to subdue the earth and thereby improve his life by the use of pri­vate property... Understanding Locke John Locke is one of the few major philoso­phers who can be used to provide a theoret­ical and moral foundation for American [...]

How Should Conservatives Respond to President Trump’s Nationalism?

By |2019-08-22T11:22:31-05:00January 30th, 2017|Categories: Donald Trump, Eric Voegelin, Leo Strauss|

Whether or not President Trump is successful with a principled nationalistic agenda or with a more pragmatic one, more traditionally-oriented conservative intellectuals must do some serious thinking, either acceding to nationalism or pragmatism or finding a new story… Donald Trump is nothing if he is not forthright. In his Inaugural Address, the President could [...]