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The National Interest: Herbert Hoover in the USSR: The Greatest Humanitarian Campaign in History


The American Relief Administration saved millions of lives in the Soviet Union from famine. A century later, it is still a shining example of the hope the United States offers to the world.

The National Interest: To Many Refugees, America Is Still the Land of Hope


Yet even at its ugliest, the United States has looked like a haven of sanity in a world gone mad.

National Review: The Freedom Letter to the Romans


The Letter to the Romans introduced two great themes into the bloodstream of the West: human equality and human freedom.

National Review: A New Order for the Ages


America’s founding generation absorbed Virgil’s Aeneid and the lessons of Rome.

National Review: Cicero: A Republic — If You Can Keep It


Can Americans recover Cicero’s insights into human nature and the nature of political power?

National Review: Bologna: Birthplace of the University


The modern university could use some intellectual nourishment, Bolognese-style.

National Review: Pliny’s Problem with Christianity — and Ours


The Christians who confounded Pliny, who faced death rather than bow to the idols of their age, embraced a profound imperative from their Teacher and Lord.

National Review: 1776: A Lockean Revolution


This English philosopher had a hand in two of the greatest political revolutions for human freedom in world history. That’s a legacy worth recalling this July 4.

National Review: Anti-Semitism Is an Attack on American Principles


America and Jews owe each other a great debt. An attack on one is an attack on both.

National Review: How C. S. Lewis Accepted Christianity


His friend J. R. R. Tolkien provided a compelling, ingenious argument, one worth remembering this Easter Sunday.