Political Philosophy

“the early church was not socialist.”

"There are still arrangements like this. They’re called monasteries. Before exploring how monasteries show us how 'socialism' can work, let me acknowledge that I’m hesitant to present monasticism as 'socialism.' The voluntary profession of monasticism has nothing to do with the state seizing the means of production or the mass terror that inevitably follows in its wake." - Acton

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Who’s Afraid of Integralists?

"for a small but growing cadre of intellectual Roman Catholics the political philosophy of 'integralism,' with church and state integrated, not separate, is increasingly common. There’s disagreement over practical specifics, but what unites integralists is their conviction that the liberal democratic order is now, and perhaps always was, morally bankrupt." - James Diddams

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A Theology of Free Speech

"Absolute freedom of speech is not a moral right. ... there can be no moral right to commit wrong, although there may often be a legal right. And clearly a great deal of speech, expression, and writing is wrong—whether by spreading falsehood, seducing to sin, tearing down the innocent, and much more." - TGC

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We Should All Be Madisonians

"The main lesson [of Rasmussen’s new book Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America's Founders] is to not place much hope in the amount of happiness, amity, and social progress that politics alone can produce. And the great teacher of that lesson, the lone Founder who retained a great deal of optimism about the American future, is James Madison." - The Dispatch

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American Culture Is Broken. Is Theonomy the Answer?

"Have you noticed this vision of Christianity in the public square that seems muscular, confident,... tired of Christianity’s never-ending losses in the culture war. It rightly criticizes the decadence, perversion, and irrational norms of secularism and understands that under the guise of 'neutrality,' secularism has become the functional god of this age." - TGC

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