John Horvat

About John Horvat

John Horvat II is a scholar, researcher, educator, international speaker, and author of the book Return to Order, as well as the author of hundreds of published essays. He lives in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, where he is the vice president of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property.

The Real Digital Divide

By |2019-04-16T14:51:41-05:00April 16th, 2019|

There was a time, decades ago when the world was divided between those who were online and offline. Rich people could afford the shiny new gadgets that connected them with everyone. Poor people were left in an analog wasteland on the other side of the digital divide. Social justice warriors of the time demanded [...]

Real Families Don’t Need Government Programs

By |2019-03-24T21:58:51-05:00March 24th, 2019|

Studies confirm that traditional families result in less delinquency, criminality, illness, drug use, sexual promiscuity and stress. The best family policy is carried out by the family itself. Those who need the “family” aid offered by liberal policymakers are not truly “families.” As the next national elections loom on the horizon, many liberal candidates [...]

This is America’s New Face of Brutal Rage and Chaos

By |2019-02-17T23:10:03-05:00February 17th, 2019|

At some point this past month, America crossed a Rubicon that dramatically threw our society into a disorder manifested by the denial of reality and truth. However, the unmasking of disorder in all its hideousness has produced more intense longings for a return of a moral order by those who grieve for the nation and [...]

Why Nationalism Won’t Save Us From Globalism

By |2019-01-21T11:45:34-05:00January 23rd, 2019|

This confused climate of massive global networks arrayed against isolated individuals favors the appearance of vague terms like nationalism and populism. People reason that if global networks and selfish, false elites are destroying the nation, they must naturally step back and restore the nation-state to its rightful place in the hearts and minds of citizens... [...]

Christmas Gifts That Will Help Your Children Get to Heaven

By |2018-12-21T13:16:20-05:00December 21st, 2018|

For those agonizing over what to buy this Christmas for their toddlers, the wait may be over. A panel of experts has just weighed in with suggestions targeting young children in the digital age. What do the experts say? Do they recommend a family-friendly video game that might be good fun and improve motor [...]

Gift Challenges for Imaginative Conservatives

By |2018-12-10T11:52:44-05:00December 10th, 2018|

Not unlike the times of Our Lord, we live in the paradox of a world in disorder yet under the appearance of order. Beneath the veneer of optimism and prosperity, many people experience lives of trial and suffering due to the lifestyles of frenetic intemperance they have adopted. […]

How Do We Restore the American Order?

By |2018-11-25T22:00:14-05:00November 25th, 2018|

This is America’s tragic situation: The unifying framework of the American creed is now broken. The result is an America that is coming apart… On every American coin, there is the Latin expression, e pluribus unum, meaning “one out of many.” The motto is a celebration of the variety found in America expressed by [...]

The Battle of Empty Minds: Can’t Anyone See Beyond the Hatred?

By |2018-11-16T00:51:51-05:00November 11th, 2018|

Contrary to popular belief, the more violent Leftists are not fanatics drawn to an extremist ideology who see themselves as its foot soldiers. They are souls full of emptiness, inhabiting a world of chaos and darkness. More often than not, they will end their lives with nihilistic fury and flourish… The rash of violence [...]

The American Descent Into Uncivil War

By |2018-10-14T15:49:36-05:00October 14th, 2018|

When we say Americans are divided and polarized, it can conjure up the image of cloth stretched to the point of ripping. However, this image does not represent everything we are experiencing as a society. Indeed, the social fabric is already torn. […]

That Other Invasion of Europe: Tourists

By |2018-09-26T15:12:40-05:00September 27th, 2018|

Hordes of people are descending on Europe, destroying local cultures and straining infrastructure. They are descending upon picturesque villages and public squares. Locals are moving out. Some might think that this invasion refers to the immigration crisis. However, these new invaders do not stay. Unlike conquering Caesar, they come, they see, and they leave. They [...]

Finding the Beauty of the Church & the Route Back Home

By |2018-09-08T22:31:42-05:00September 8th, 2018|

In these times of great trials for the Church, it does good to souls to contemplate the sublime beauty of the Church in all its splendor and hierarchy. Gazing upon Her beauty, it serves to solidify the certainty that the Church is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic... En Route by J.K. Huysmans (658 pages, Ex Fontibus Company, [...]

The Church and the Marketplace

By |2018-08-17T11:39:59-05:00August 18th, 2018|

I fear for the time when all vestiges of the Church are scrubbed from economy. Then there will be no more familial caregivers. The family will be reduced to a mere collection of selfish individuals. The moral law will be erased by the unbridled passions of frenetic markets… The adjective Catholic is rarely employed to [...]

The Mouse That Roared & Defeated Walmart

By |2018-07-24T10:02:47-05:00July 23rd, 2018|

Everyone is taught to believe that gigantic retailers are the most efficient distributors of goods to the general public. Small stores may be able to fill tiny niches. They may be quaint and picturesque. However, only the gigantic retailers have the capital and economy of scale to offer everyday lower prices and variety to [...]

Mending Walls: Why Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

By |2019-03-05T14:53:05-05:00July 8th, 2018|

The liberal rage against the border wall has much to do with the nature of boundaries. Walls, borders, and fences are manifestations of restraint. Fallen humanity naturally resists the restraints of order that keep the unbridled passions under control. Walls are needed to keep the peace… “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” [...]