The first in a series, this introductory essay grounds the historical development of just war tradition in Christian moral and political responsibility
Marc LiVeccheDecember 9, 2022
Necessary, discriminate, and proportionate force in the last resort in defense of good was essential in the Wild West–just as it’s essential today
Marc LiVeccheDecember 1, 2022
Patriotism is part of our repertoire of civic ideals and identities, as Jean Bethke Elshtain reminded us. While its excesses and perversions are to be lamented, Patriotism rightly perceived yields a concern for the moral tenor of one’s culture.
J. Daryl CharlesOctober 25, 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
American audiences are still hungry for cinematic portrayals of the old virtues: patriotism, heroism, courage, and self-sacrifice
Marc LiVeccheSeptember 22, 2022
The Christian challenge is to identify a role for good government to restrain evil alongside other God-given institutions while at the same time establishing robust means to check the evil of government.
Matthew T. MartensAugust 2, 2022
Thomism and liberalism are not hopeless enemies: a review of The Christian Structure of Politics: On the De Regno of Thomas Aquinas
Jeffrey CimminoAugust 1, 2022
Jus post bellum justice provides us with two criteria: holding aggressors responsible (punishment) and providing some form of restoration to victims (restitution). The reality of our time suggests a very limited justice.
Eric PattersonMarch 24, 2022
“As one might expect, for some, MacIntyre’s proposition to retire the concept of human dignity rang some alarm bells.”
James M. PattersonNovember 18, 2021