About Pavlos Papadopoulos

Pavlos Papadopoulos is Assistant Professor of Humanities at Wyoming Catholic College.

Liberty and Liberal Education

By |2019-10-03T11:25:47-05:00December 25th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Civil Society, Classical Education, Education, Great Books, Liberal Arts, Liberal Learning, Western Tradition, Wyoming Catholic College|

Free citizens are necessarily invited to follow the Delphic injunction, “know thyself,” that is addressed to all mankind; and their success or failure in responding to this invitation is crucial for the preservation or loss of their liberty… Liberal education is the distinctive educational tradition of the West; so, too, is liberty our distinctive political tradition. As [...]

A Popular Defense of Our Undemocratic Constitution

By |2020-03-03T17:23:15-06:00October 28th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Constitution, Democracy, Electoral College, Federalism, Federalist Papers, Wyoming Catholic College|

If we consider the Founders’ arguments for the Constitution, we find not only that they intended it to be undemocratic, but that they would defend even its most undemocratic elements on “popular” grounds. What might appear to the partisans of democracy today as outdated roadblocks to efficient government are for the Founders politically salutary forms [...]

Can We Heal the Divisions of this Election?

By |2016-12-05T09:03:40-06:00November 11th, 2016|Categories: Donald Trump, Featured, Political Philosophy, Politics, Rhetoric, Social Order, Western Civilization|

How could anyone vote for him?” “How could anyone vote for her?” In a contentious election between candidates with historically high disapproval ratings, voters across the country were asking such questions, incredulous that their fellow Americans could be on the other side this time. These questions were encouraged by the rhetorical strategies of both campaigns, which focused on establishing [...]

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