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The Hill: An immigrant’s journey to US citizenship rebukes extremists in immigration debate

09/13/2019

For all of its contradictions and injustices, the 20th century American melting pot transformed millions of immigrants into productive citizens.

National Review: John Locke, Catholicism, and the American Founding

09/11/2019

A revival of Lockean liberalism would do much to tame the hatreds now afflicting the soul of the West.

National Review: Oxford Don vs. the Devil

09/03/2019

A new book provides a concise and compelling introduction to the great author and Christian apologist.

National Review: An Insider’s Guide to Italian Insults

08/16/2019

Chris Cuomo’s pugilistic outburst earlier this week reinforced the usual tropes about Italian Americans.

Wall Street Journal: The Versailles Treaty Gets a Bum Rap

06/28/2019

The Great War’s horrors, spiritual emptiness and a pack of lies made another world war inevitable.

Providence: 1919: Wilson, the Covenant, and the Improbable League

06/27/2019

From a window in the Hall of Mirrors at the Versailles Palace, the view of its famed gardens and fountains is a welcome reward for negotiating the crush of tourists throughout the palace chambers.

National Review: Mussolini and the End of Liberal Democracy

06/25/2019

With the centennial of the Versailles Treaty approaching, let’s remember who the real progenitor of Fascism was.

National Review: Tolkien Film Fails to Capture the Majesty of His Achievement

05/14/2019

The central mystery that the biopic cannot penetrate is a belief in the sudden act of grace.

National Review: John Lennox, The Oxford Mathematics Professor Who Defends Christianity

03/19/2019

In his view, religious belief is entirely compatible with the scientific quest.

National Interest: The War over Liberal Democracy

02/14/2019

The Catholic medieval project, for all its achievements, ultimately failed to uphold one of the most transformative ideas of the Jewish and Christian traditions: the freedom and dignity of every human soul.