Robert George speaks with Ryan Shinkel about natural law, the liberal arts, and the work of the Love and Fidelity Network.
John Paul II rightly warned against “positivist” interpretations of the Church’s doctrine on religious liberty. We must defend true Catholic concepts of civil liberty both against their bowdlerization by neo-conservatives who seek to replace it with Lockean liberalism, and against the illiberal hordes.
Seeking to extend the benefits of national social membership to the living and to sow those benefits for those yet to come, “Reform Conservatism” is the beginning of a politics that incentivize the current generation to consider its duties in civil society.
December 21, 2014
Why is the market outside of the “realms of value”? We must indeed erect buffers against human greed; this is done not simply by private institutions and good morals, but by the way in which we structure and regulate economic life.
December 17, 2014
“Americans have always recognized that the success of their civilizational project ultimately depends on their refusal to disengage from the common conversation in which they find themselves.”
December 16, 2014
Liberalism gone awry can be reeled in, and it exists in modes that can be informed by prior allegiance to Catholic and natural law principles.
December 11, 2014
The Relationships in America survey’s treatment of same-sex marriage occasions a crucial point about the importance of language in the marriage debate.
December 8, 2014
Confronted with the reign of the untethered subjective ego and its desires, we must exorcise the demon that “love is god” and reorient love clearly in service to the shared goods that animate our desires for relationship.
December 7, 2014