American Exceptionalism

Kissinger, America & Humanity

Kisinger was immune to soaring Yankee optimism. 

A Decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind

Non-Americans have long seen America as a fairer international dealer than her rivals. But why?

Rediscovering America’s Purpose

America was once the world’s arsenal of democracy, can it be again?

Thomas Paine’s Enduring Wisdom

Thomas Paine was an inspiration to the founders and still has lessons for today

What Does America Owe its Citizens Abroad?

Pax Romana, Pax Britannica, Pax Americana: What does hegemon status mean for American citizens abroad?

Moral Courage and the Grim Necessity of Sacrifice 

American audiences are still hungry for cinematic portrayals of the old virtues: patriotism, heroism, courage, and self-sacrifice

Does Can Imply Ought?

While a nation’s primary obligation is to its own citizens, our moral tradition demands that we cultivate the power to help where we can

The Principles of American Liberalism

A Patriotic Review of The Religion of American Greatness: What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism, InterVarsity Press, 2022.

One Less Irony

Niebuhr realized that an overweening faith in the powers of human rationality was a severely misplaced and perpetual threat which has reemerged in 2022 America. 

Explore The Latest

2020 Presidential Election (8) Abraham Kuyper (5) Alliances (129) American Exceptionalism (19) American Revolution (9) Anti-Semitism (15) Apologetics (24) Biden Administration (111) Brexit (11) Cancel Culture (3) Catholic Church (65) character formation (20) Chemical Weapons (4) Christian Ethics (524) Christian Realism (379) Christianity & Crisis Archives (118) Civil Religion (22) Civil-Military Relations (21) Climate Change (6) Cold War (66) Communism (105) Coptic Church (15) Corruption (32) COVID-19 Pandemic (42) Cybersecurity (15) Democracy (357) Deterrence (44) Dictatorship (54) Diplomacy (143) Education (6) Episcopal Church (5) Evangelical Christians (34) Freedom (50) Freedom of the Press (13) Genocide (11) History (231) Holocaust (16) Human Flourishing (51) Human Rights (270) Immigration (29) Integralism (11) Intelligence & Espionage (50) International Religious Liberty (310) Islam (61) Islamic State (ISIS) (117) Just War Tradition (244) Kurds (10) Liberalism (102) Millennial Christians on Nation-States and Patriotism (16) Missile Defense (13) Missions (9) Moral Injury (6) Nationalism and Patriotism (158) Nuclear Weapons (87) Obama Administration (49) Pacifism (31) Peace (147) Political Theology (76) Political Theory (104) Race (10) Refugees (27) Revolutions (12) Russian Orthodox Church (21) Socialism (5) Soft Power (35) Strategy (10) Syrian Civil War (35) Technology (21) Terrorism (155) The World in 2020 (4) Theology (96) Trade & Economics (107) Trump Administration (267) United Nations (UN) (13) US Military (51) US State Department (19) Vietnam War (23) War (219) Zionism (11)