Conservatives have grown too used to invoking liberty in response to statism, writes Patrick Deneen, forgetting that liberalism can invoke the same ideal more effectively, especially in appealing to young people.
The conservative commentariat finds Pope Francis unsatisfactory in his service to American conservatism.
The separation of justice and work on today’s college campus underlies the pathologies of each: illiberal liberalism and cut-throat utility. They are not a contradiction, but the result of a pathological separation wrought of widespread religious disaffiliation.
By demoting fatherhood’s centrality in our public philosophy, we demote in turn the deepest and most formative essence of fatherhood—one that personifies the capacity of humans to form deep and lasting bonds on the basis of human reflexivity, particularly embodied reason and faith.