Virtue

Resurrecting GK Chesterton’s Democracy of the Dead 

This Veterans Day, growing disrespect for the war-dead seems a sad symptom of our ever-widening distance from the ways of our ancestors.

Edmund Burke: Anglican Theologian

Burke is a defender of the institutions of Christian civilization. Understanding this liberates us from the need to defend failing institutions simply because those institutions happen to exist.

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Chivalry, Great Books, and the Preservation of the Good, True, and Beautiful

Chivalry, classical education, and great books have much to commend to the making of human beings armed with the wisdom and virtues required for liberty

The Chinese Christians Fighting for Hong Kong

“If I suffer for the right cause, it only define[s] the person I am becoming. It can only be good for me to become a better person if I believe in the Lord.”

The Song of Deborah: a Call for Responsible Leadership

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.

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American Power, Interest, and Responsibility

American national interests and our willingness to spend power for global common good are more closely aligned than many seem to believe.

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

Duty and Faith

Elizabeth always continued on – duty, faith, and family at the heart of her mission. While Western Europe lost its faith, she held fast.

It’s Okay To Run For School Board

Political action, in the form of running for a school-board seat, is not the abdication of discipleship or a self-serving act to win the culture war.