Archive for April 2013

The ‘War on Women’: A Symposium

Purcellville, VA. The Family in America will host a midday symposium on Capitol Hill this Friday, April 12. If you are interested to attend, please see the following invitation: In the last election, proposed restrictions on “reproductive r...

U.S. ‘Intervention’ in Syria Unlawful

Proponents of Syria “intervention” did not seem to notice any irony as Secretary of State John Kerry, on the one hand, chastened Iraq for letting Iran use its airspace to aid President Assad’s regime in Syria,[1] and, they, on the other, co...

The Greenest Mountains

In the words of Frank Bryan, the University of Vermont professor whose Real Democracy is the best book ever published on the vital New England practice of town meeting, “Vermont’s genetic code” is “human-scale democracy.” Bryan is among the...

This Saturday at Georgetown

Purcellville, VA. Readers in the Washington, D.C. area are invited to attend “What is Social Justice?” at Georgetown University this Saturday, April 6th. This conference is sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and ...

How to Lose a Republic

Long before our own time, the customs of our ancestors moulded admirable men, and in turn these eminent men upheld the ways and institutions of their forebears. Our age, however, inherited the Republic like some beautiful painting of bygone...

…And Marry Young.

Mark Mitchell has recently posted about marrying young. This becomes a topic of conversation, of course, when no one is doing it. I find in my conversations with students that one of the reasons for this is confusion about the dating scene,...

Time To Stop Hooking Up

Donna Freitas writes in The Washington Post about the sorrows, travails, and confusions of the hook-up culture (if it can be called such). I am reminded when reading her article that one problem with the idea of personal autonomy or choice ...