Alexis de Tocqueville

Reappraising American Goodness: A Review of McKenzie’s We the Fallen People
Reappraising American Goodness: A Review of McKenzie’s We the Fallen People

In We the Fallen People, Tracy McKenzie takes on the conviction that the moral intuition of the American electorate is the basis for our democratic flourishing. This belief is summarized in the phrase, “America is great because she is good.”

To Challenge China, America Must Believe in Itself Again
To Challenge China, America Must Believe in Itself Again

China can only be substantively challenged by a United States that is fully aware of what the Founders sought to offer the world through enshrining their fervent hope for shared and mutually defended liberty and equality for all.

Underwhelmed by “America Without God”
Underwhelmed by “America without God”

While I am in large agreement with Shadi Hamid’s essay, I find myself a bit underwhelmed for a few reasons.

Retort against Woke Identity Politics: A Review of Joshua Mitchell’s American Awakening
A Retort against Woke Identity Politics: Review of Joshua Mitchell’s American Awakening

Mitchell’s contrast of wokeism with Christianity not only explains our confused and confusing times, but also showcases the truth, beauty, and freeing peace of the true Christian Gospel.

A President’s Prayer on the World War II Memorial
A President’s Prayer on the World War II Memorial

The Friends of the National World War II Memorial recently announced the charity had received a $2-million grant that will allow the inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer on the memorial site.

Secularization Strikes Back: The End of American Religion?
Secularization Strikes Back: The End of American Religion?

The “europeanization” of American politics, far from a reason to rejoice, should be the occasion for wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Losing the Miracle: A Review of Suicide of the West

According to Jonah Goldberg in Suicide of the West, the death of the country will not be the result of civil war but the culmination of a steady rot of the ideas and institutions that produced the liberty and prosperity of the West.

What Robert Kagan Gets Wrong about Liberalism and Authoritarianism
What Robert Kagan Gets Wrong about Liberalism and Authoritarianism

Robert Kagan is correct that there are political movements that oppose neoliberal and neoconservative universalism. Authoritarianism is one of them. So, too, is Tocquevillian liberalism.

Whither the Niebuhrians? Why Niebuhr has Fallen Upon Hard Times
Whither the Niebuhrians? Why Niebuhr has Fallen Upon Hard Times

As young Christians continue to rediscover the religion’s historical ethical tradition, their affinity for Niebuhr is likely to continue to abate.

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