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Where Is the Virtue? - Anthony Esolen

Our culture has become soft. We suppose that sex is too trivial to require virtue, yet we also believe it is so significant that to suggest any restraint upon its consensual exercise is an affront to the most important fount of human dignity.  New  Read more...

'Raisin' and Falling - Peggy Noonan

Every now and then you witness a small moment that is actually a big moment. Maybe it alerts you to something surprising that's going on, or maybe it illustrates what you already know but in a new way, one that can't be dodged or avoided.  Popular  Read more...

(1) The Pillars of Unbelief - Machiavelli - PETER KREEFT

We need to talk about "enemies" of the faith because the life of faith is a real war. So say all the prophets, Apostles, martyrs and our Lord Himself.  Popular  Read more...

(2) The Pillars of Unbelief - Nietzsche - Peter Kreeft

Friedrich Nietzsche called himself "the Anti-Christ," and wrote a book by that title.  Popular  Read more...

(3) The Pillars of Unbelief - Karl Marx - Peter Kreeft

Among the many opponents of the Christian faith, Marxism is certainly not the most important, imposing or impressive philosophy in history.   Popular  Read more...

(4) The Pillars of Unbelief - Kant - PETER KREEFT

Few philosophers in history have been so unreadable and dry as Immanuel Kant. Yet few have had a more devastating impact on human thought.   Popular  Read more...

(5) The Pillars of Unbelief - Sigmund Freud - PETER KREEFT

He was the Columbus of the psyche. No psychologist alive escapes his influence.   Popular  Read more...

"Cahill's Gift" - book review - DENNIS PRAGER

Thomas Cahill outlines ten of the more profound contributions Judaism has given humanity.  Read more...

"Can We Have Rights Without Duties?: The Dilemma the Courts Face" - IAIN T. BENSON

The law is reshaping the moral landscape of Canada (and the United States) and the sooner judges admit this and citizens recognize it the better.  Read more...

'Intellectuals' - Thomas Sowell

Ignorance has consequences.  Read more...

'That's Not Nice' - Peggy Noonan

Our political discourse needs less censorship and more self-discipline.  Read more...

(6) The Pillars of Unbelief - Sartre - PETER KREEFT

Jean-Paul Sartre may be the most famous atheist of the 20th century. As such, he qualifies for anyone's short list of "pillars of unbelief."   Read more...

7 reasons for good cheer after Madrid - Michael Cook

If you are a Catholic sympathiser, World Youth Day 2011 gave abundant reasons for hope. Here are 7 of them.  Read more...

A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue-book review - SARAH E. HINLICKY

"A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue" by Wendy Shalit, is a bombshell.  Read more...

A 'disease' of choice - Barbara Kay

Why are we still treating addiction as an incurable disease rather than a choice?  Read more...

A Child - Anthony Esolen

Everywhere outside of Christianity, wrote Hans Urs von Balthasar, the child is automatically the first to be sacrificed. Only for Christians is the adult the imperfect child.   Read more...

A Civilization at Risk: Whatever Became of Virtue? - PETER KREEFT

In an age of "anything goes", virtue is a revolutionary thing. In an age of rebellion, authority is the radical idea.  Read more...

A Defense of "Culture Wars": A Call for Counterrevolution - PETER KREEFT

If you agree that America isn't working and want to know why and how to fix it, please read this chapter.  Read more...

A Few Arguments Against Tattoos - Theodore Dalrymple

An editorial in a recent edition of the New England Journal of Medicine drew attention to the outbreak of skin infection caused by tattooing.   Read more...

A gardener must be a philosopher but never an atheist - Paul Johnson

Gardeners come close to the spirit of life and its creator. They are not wild enthusiasts, but gentle philosophers, and we may be sure that no great gardener is an atheist.  Read more...

A Nation of Sludge - Anthony Esolen

Sludge everywhere, the sludge of a nation bored with sanity, hating the false gods of wealth, ease, prestige, lust, and what is called, without a trace of irony, politics, but blaming not the false gods and not themselves for falling in worship of them, but rather the worshippers on the other side of the sluice.  Read more...

A New Conservatism? - Anthony Esolen

Either it will be Christian or not at all.  Read more...

A Philosophical and Historical Analysis of Modern Democracy, Equality, and - REV. JOSEPH M. DE TORRE

Father de Torre shows how democracy, in its fully developed modern sense, is a result of the final political flowering of Gospel values.  Read more...

A question of honour - Barbara Kay

What turns cosseted princes into steely-eyed warriors, prepared to die for Queen and country? In a word a sense of honour.  Read more...

A Requiem for Manners - Stephen M. Klugewicz

Today the idea that the cultivation of manners should be an essential part of one's education has been nearly lost entirely.   Read more...


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