Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Brian Jones graduated from the Franciscan University with a B.A. and M.A. in Theology. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. His works have been published in The Public Discourse, The American Conservative, The Imaginative Conservative, and The Federalist. He is married with three daughters.
Thinking as a practice places a check upon the self. It offers us a way out of our "res idiotica." If our universities are faithful to their missions, they must foster conditions where truth is free to be heard and sought.
Add the past year on to this already disturbing trend, and such destructive realities have only been further exacerbated. The need for human sociality is not a deficiency, nor is it something that we can just put on hold for an indefinite amount of time.