In debates over law, politics, and political theology, one of the most frequently heard questions is “who decides?” But this is really two very…
Are common good conservatism & political Catholicism dangerous threats to “democracy” & stability?The “Herod objection” has taken many forms over the…
Keeping the Patient Sick and Barely Alive
In a haunting recent essay, Sam Kriss writes that “we are living in an age of ambient unwellness.” It’s a phrase I’ve been thinking about a lot. Our…
Shitao (石涛), “Village at the Foot of the Mountains,” 1699 “An authentic humanity, calling for a new synthesis, seems to dwell in the midst of our…
When the Left Loses Faith in Progress
Christian criticism of liberalism isn’t just academic. It arises as a result of the attempt to live a Christian life in modern, liberal society. Gladden…
One of the themes I intend to explore through The Postliberal Order is our view of the human person. It’s well-known that early liberals conceived of…
I’ve spent the last few days among the rising generation of Sweden’s conservatives—the people around the think tank Oikos. A lot is happening in Swedish…
One of the themes I hope to pursue on this substack is the nature and limits of the political imagination, which seems to me chronically impoverished…
Toward a Conservatism that is not Liberalism
My eldest son is studying classics at the University of Virginia, so I was especially interested in Alasdair MacIntyre’s recent observations on how…