September 12, 2016
July 27, 2016
George Washington’s principles for the nation revisited
April 04, 2016
Samuel Gregg: Catholicism and the Enlightenment
Acton Research Director Samuel Gregg reviews a new book at the Library of Law and Liberty that demolishes the canard that religious figure were “somehow opposed holus bolus to Enlightenment ideas is one that has been steadily discredited over the last 50 years.” Continue Reading...
March 17, 2016
Gregg on Pope Benedict, Western civilization, law, and reason
January 14, 2016
The Great Awakening shaped the constitution—and religious freedom
How did religious freedom develop in America? It didn’t happen the way most of us were taught in school—whether in elementary school or law school. In fact, notes legal scholar Richard Garnett, the “standard story” about religious freedom in Early America is profoundly misleading: In my experience, this “standard story” is familiar to most Americans, whether or not they are historians or constitutional lawyers, though lawyers have probably been more exposed to and influenced by it than most. Continue Reading...
March 26, 2015
Archbishop Charles Chaput On Freedom And Faith
April 29, 2014
Burke vs. Paine on Choice, Obligation, and Social Order
I recently read Yuval Levin’s new book, The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left, and found it remarkably rich and rewarding. Though the entire book is worthy of discussion, his chapter on choice vs. Continue Reading...
June 11, 2012
Samuel Gregg: A Necessary Symbiosis
November 24, 2010