The long road from Athens to America.
America owes much to Christianity. Liberalism arose as a Christian response to the failures of Christendom.
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.
Yet even at its ugliest, the United States has looked like a haven of sanity in a world gone mad.
The Letter to the Romans introduced two great themes into the bloodstream of the West: human equality and human freedom.
America’s founding generation absorbed Virgil’s Aeneid and the lessons of Rome.
Can Americans recover Cicero’s insights into human nature and the nature of political power?
The modern university could use some intellectual nourishment, Bolognese-style.
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.
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.