About Samuel Goldman

Samuel Goldman is Assistant Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, where he is also Executive Director of the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom. Dr. Goldman’s work has appeared in The New Criterion, The Wall Street Journal, and Maximumrocknroll.

Is America a Christian Nation?

By |2020-02-21T14:11:26-06:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: American Founding, Christianity, Culture, George Washington, History, Philosophy, Thomas Jefferson|

Many parts of North America were settled by Christians who devoted their communities to the service of God. Arguments and assumptions drawn from Christian theology were part of the background for the framing and ratification of the Constitution, as well as many of the great controversies of American history… In 2010 the Texas state school [...]

Leo Strauss: Angel or Demon?

By |2015-10-17T16:45:34-05:00October 17th, 2015|Categories: Books, History, Leo Strauss, War|

Leo Strauss: Man of Peace by Robert Howse, (Cambridge University Press, 200 pages) The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name. —Exodus 15:3 There is an old story that the Archangel Michael and the devil feuded over Moses’ remains. While Michael aimed to convey the prophet’s body up to heaven, Satan was [...]

The Reality of the Politically Correct Ideology

By |2015-04-04T17:10:13-05:00April 4th, 2015|Categories: Culture, Intelligence, John Stuart Mill|

Jonathan Chait burned up the Internet with his critique of so-called political correctness.[1] Among many responses, Amanda Taub’s stands out for its denial of Mr. Chait’s basic premise.[2] According to Ms. Taub: …there’s no such thing as “political correctness.” The term’s in wide use, certainly, but has no actual fixed or specific meaning. What defines [...]

What Would Jeremiah Do?

By |2019-03-19T17:40:51-05:00August 30th, 2014|Categories: Christendom, Christianity, Religion, Virtue, Western Civilization|

In his 1981 classic After Virtue, Notre Dame philosophy professor Alasdair MacIntyre offers a provocative diagnosis of the modern condition. Rejecting the assumption that secular modernity is the culmination of centuries of improvement, MacIntyre contends that we live amidst the ruins of Western civilization. There can be no restoration of the past. Even so, MacIntyre [...]

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