Tyranny in American Political Discourse

By |2017-10-11T23:23:05-05:00December 1st, 2013|Categories: Alexis de Tocqueville, Politics, Revolution, Tyranny|Tags: |

The word “tyranny” has a long history in American political discourse. Since at least the American Revolution, Americans have used the word to describe political actions they find distasteful. But what is tyranny? Some have defined tyranny to be identical with monarchy; others identify it with any form of government which is not democratic, [...]

Is Totalitarian Liberalism A Mutant Form of Christianity?

By |2016-07-17T10:01:33-05:00September 20th, 2012|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Communio, Constitution, Featured, Pope Benedict XVI, Tracey Rowland, Tyranny, Western Civilization|Tags: |

When the Obama Administration began its Kulturkampf against American Catholics my husband suggested to me that if the Church is forced to pay for its employees’ contraceptives then there should be an option clause for practicing Catholics. An equivalent amount of the Church’s money spent on other people’s recreational sex should be given to [...]

Walter Lippmann and the Cult of the Providential State

By |2016-11-26T09:52:13-06:00August 13th, 2012|Categories: Quotation, Tyranny|

“In the violent conflicts which now trouble the earth the active contenders believe that since the struggle is so deadly it must be that the issues which divide them are deep.  I think they are mistaken. Because parties are bitterly opposed, it does not necessarily follow that they have radically different purposes.  The intensity [...]

Why is Ideology Attractive?

By |2019-05-23T12:44:49-05:00April 2nd, 2012|Categories: American Republic, Bradley J. Birzer, Friedrich Hayek, Ideology, Russell Kirk, Tyranny|Tags: , |

To what end were 205 million human persons—created in the Image of God—murdered in the twentieth century, one must ask? And, why did millions more suffer for being simply human persons, unique, unfathomable, unrepeatable? The answer, unfortunately, is not an easy one, and very few scholars—historians, philosophers, or theologians—have attempted to answer this question. [...]

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