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If Sigmund Freud Met C.S. Lewis by Thomas S. Hibbs. Toward the end of the play Freud’s Last Session, a fictional conversation about the meaning of human life between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis concludes, “How mad, to think we […]


Our Forefathers Got It Right — No Religious Test by Michael Medved. The ugliest byproduct of this year’s protracted struggle for the Republican presidential nomination involves the unwelcome return of the discredited, dangerous old idea of imposing religious tests on […]


Humility: The First of the Lively Virtues by Anthony Esolen. See here.


The Eight Principles of Conservatism by Robert J. Guenther. 1.) All people are endowed by their Creator with the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We fought a war to regain these rights from our old […]

7 Reasons

7 Reasons Why Higher Tax Rates Hurt Economic Growth (A Response to Diamond and Saez) by James Pethokoukis. In the Wall Street Journal today, liberal economists Peter Diamond and Emmanuel Saez (better known for his income inequality work with Thomas […]


Great comment by Nick Gillespie. Those of us without party loyalties to the Dems or the Reps or ideological ties to libs and cons are left wondering how a decade-plus of reckless spending has somehow led to a world in […]


Here’s a lengthy excerpt from Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism by Robert Zubrin.

Amateur Sexologists

The Ayatollah Under the Bed(sheets) by Karim Sadjadpour. In the early years of the Iranian Revolution, an obscure cleric named Ayatollah Gilani became a sensation on state television by contemplating bizarre hypotheticals at the intersection of Islamic law and sexuality. […]


In Egypt Race, Battle Is Joined on Islam’s Role by David D. Kirkpatrick. He has argued for barring women and non-Muslims from Egypt’s presidency on the basis of Islamic law, or Shariah. He has called for a council of Muslim […]


Libertarianism, Conservatism, and Egalitarianism by Carson Holloway. If the American right is successfully to defend limited government in the struggles of our times, libertarians and conservatives will have to cooperate as political allies. Such cooperation is impeded by the libertarians’ […]