Tag: Civilization

Our Cowardly Presidents #1: On Campus

Our Cowardly Presidents #1: On Campus

The Modern Campus

Our college campuses have become citadels of indulgence and intolerance. Students are coddled, not challenged; infantilized, not toughened. They obsess over past injustices and devote themselves to identity politics. They present demands not for equal rights under the law, as was the cause of a previous generation of student activists, but for equal outcomes in society, as is ever the cause of modern totalitarian regimes.

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Giving Thanks… while Being Worried

Giving Thanks… while Being Worried

For what should we be thankful?

We enjoy remarkable prosperity and liberty. We possess economic opportunity, personal freedom, and physical safety to an extent unrivaled in human history. We advance steadily against social injustice.

We have this life in large part because of the ideas and institutions that we received from our Founding Fathers. We have it as well because of the institutions and values that we share as members of Western civilization.

We too seldom discuss the latter.

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