Eric Patterson, Ph.D., is executive vice president of the Religious Freedom Institute in Washington, DC, and past dean of the School of Government at Regent University. His expertise, informed by time at the US Department of State and in the military, is on the intersection of war, conflict, and the ethics of security. He is the author or editor of 15 books, including Just American Wars, Politics in a Religious World, and Ending Wars Well.
With the lines between good and evil portrayed as ever blurrier, distinguishing heroes, villains, and anti-heroes is critical
Eric PattersonMay 11, 2023
The Marshall Plan exemplified the alignment of values and interests good foreign policy should embody.
Eric PattersonApril 5, 2023
Remarks delivered by Eric Patterson at Catholic University of America on Sept. 13th, 2022 on HR 1009.
Eric PattersonFebruary 27, 2023
Jefferson’s vision of freedom of religion continues to challenge Americans to strive for freedom at home and champion for others abroad
Eric PattersonJanuary 23, 2023
As the Sun sets on 2022 and rises on ’23, what are we to make of another annum come and gone?
Eric PattersonJanuary 3, 2023
The Christmas truce provides hope that there is a peace beyond the ugliness of warfare and sorrow.
Eric PattersonDecember 23, 2022
The Rise of Violent, Revolutionary Ideology in the 20th Century and its Christian Realist Tonic.
Eric PattersonNovember 2, 2022
Wishful Thinking Idealism, unlike Christian Realism, believes that everyone, even competition, is fundamentally reasonable.
Eric PattersonOctober 31, 2022
Human societies do not “fall into” a libertarian peace, nor do they self-organize at the grass-roots level into peaceful communes. No, they fall into anarchy, which is an open invitation to tyranny.
Eric PattersonOctober 3, 2022
The Uighurs would be in a very different situation if we could get Middle Eastern governments to restrict the flow of oil to China or if South Asian governments would say no to China’s tempting low-interest infrastructure projects.
Eric PattersonSeptember 28, 2022