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Conservatives & Politics: A Look Ahead

(Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series, affords our readers the opportunity to join Professor George Carey as he examines the place of traditional conservatism in our present day by pondering what can be accomplished via the political process, despite the power of the president and his allegiances. —Alyssa M. Barnes, Editorial Assistant) Winston Elliott inquired whether I [...]

By |2015-08-02T09:12:46-05:00July 27th, 2015|Categories: Conservatism, Featured, George W. Carey, Timeless Essays|1 Comment

The Nature of Human Happiness

In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government by Charles Murray Throughout his long and highly productive career, Charles Murray has done the seemingly impossible. He has melded his strong libertarianism with respect for, and insights from, the work of Robert Nisbet and Russell Kirk. He has trained as a social scientist, worked for the Peace [...]

By |2014-12-30T14:33:18-05:00February 13th, 2013|Categories: Books, Bruce Frohnen, Charles Murray, Community, Social Order|0 Comments

A Tale of Two Cités: Mediating Associations

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. But what is “best” for some is “worst” for others, and vice-versa. Monday, President Obama was sworn in for his second term. This event was a “best” for his stalwart supporters, such as Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and is a sign of [...]

Conservatism: A Look Ahead

Winston Elliott inquired whether I would like to update an article I wrote for Modern Age in 2005, “The Future of Conservatism”. I have gladly accepted his invitation since it allows me to emphasize and expand upon certain of its central points that I believe deserve our close attention, as well as to express my views on [...]

By |2014-09-10T10:28:55-05:00January 18th, 2013|Categories: Conservatism, Featured, George W. Carey, Politics|3 Comments