The Quest for Community in the Age of Obama

By |2015-04-15T06:41:46-05:00April 11th, 2015|Categories: Community, Conservatism, Featured, Modernity, Robert Nisbet|Tags: |

Today’s political debates often set up a simple tension: the individual versus government. Certainly individual liberty and limited government are fundamental principles of a free society, but such a polarized perspective overlooks the ways we actually live our lives—in families, as part of neighborhoods, in church communities, in civic groups, and so on. In this [...]

The Coming Demographic Winter

By |2014-03-03T17:43:20-06:00March 3rd, 2014|Categories: Culture, Family|Tags: , , |

Tourism, as anyone with a passport can tell you, has become a very big business, particularly in places that no longer thrive in the customary practices of industry and commerce. Take Genoa, for instance, one of Europe’s largest cities along the Mediterranean coast and still the grandest seaport in all Italy, whose bright and shiny brochures [...]

Right Minds: An Encyclopedia

By |2015-04-28T08:56:40-05:00November 1st, 2011|Categories: Books, Conservatism|Tags: , |

American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia, ISI Books, 2006. Left-wing intellectuals have an irritating habit of trying to define conservatism as a mental illness: as the fruit of an “authoritarian personality” in Theodor Adorno’s famous formulation, or as the unfortunate consequence of neuroses rooted in “fear and aggression, dogmatism and the intolerance of ambiguity,” as a group of [...]

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