Democracy

Flawed Historical Narratives about American Figures Color Our Pursuit of Justice

Renewed debates over history reveal the narratives that conservatives and progressives employ to justify or decry American history. One narrative insists on lionizing historical figures, the other on demonizing them—yet both distract from the ongoing pursuit of the American ideals of justice, liberty, and equality.

WWII, Christian Democracy, & USA-Germany

Mark Tooley speaks with Christian Forstner, who directs the Washington, DC, office of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, which is associated…

Foreign Policy ProvCast Episode #54 | Don’t Confuse Liberalism And Progressivism (Paul D. Miller)
Ep. 54 | Don’t Confuse Liberalism and Progressivism

A couple of months ago, Providence contributor Paul D. Miller complained on Twitter about people confusing liberalism and progressivism. In…

In Myanmar, COVID-19 Poses Greatest Risk to Democracy
In Myanmar, COVID-19 Poses Greatest Risk to Democracy

With Myanmar’s military still controlling 25 percent of its parliament and a history of brutal crackdowns—not to mention the recent Rohingya crisis—COVID-19 is exacerbating the precarious balance between the military and civilians in power.

International Religious Freedom Should Never Be Politicized
International Religious Freedom Should Never Be Politicized

International religious freedom is not a partisan issue and should never be framed as such. Democrats and Republicans have always worked together on this issue and should continue to do so.

Glenn Loury on Race, Equality & Cancel Culture

Here’s my talk with Brown University economist Glenn Loury, a self-professed “contrarian” on ‘woke’ culture, for which he was recently…

Mobs and Monuments: Distinguishing between the United States and Confederate States
Mobs and Monuments: Distinguishing between the United States and Confederate States

King recognized that for nations, as for individuals, the measure of goodness is not perfection, but rather direction. America was born headed in the right direction—and continues to build a “more perfect union” dreamed up by imperfect men.

Defy the Mob, Have a Happy Independence Day

Delight in your family and community and boldly have a very happy Independence Day.

Spiritually Defending July 4?

Amid grievance and despair, it’s a challenging season for believers in America and its founding principles.  Most of the current…