Education & Liberal Learning

The Trouble with Limits

Modern persons have a problem with limits, three in fact. They want every good thing to be unlimitedly available for their desires, and scarcity...

Contemplation and the Empire of Desire

Philadelphia, PA R. R. Reno of First Things has recently identified the “Empire of Desire” by its odd combination of regulation and libertinism. On the...

From the Multiversity Cave: Aquinas and Synthesis

Saginaw, MI This post is part of a series that will explore what prominent thinkers can teach us about today’s public multiversity, the modern university...

Freedom and Four-Year Olds

Holland, MI In public policy, few things are ever entirely right or wrong. Like economics, we are often dealing with trade-offs. Ignoring the trade-offs blinds...

From the Multiversity Cave: Augustine and Amare

This post is part of a series that will explore what prominent thinkers can teach us about today’s public multiversity, the modern university with...

History as Manifesto

Dillon, MT Having a personal and professional interest in what people think history is for, I read The History Manifesto with great interest. Jo Guldi...

From the Multiversity Cave: Aristotle and Phronesis

Saginaw, MI This post is part of a series that will explore what prominent thinkers can teach us about today’s public multiversity, the modern university...

Higher Education And Civic Engagement

Amid the current discussions of rapidly increasing student loan debt, the unaffordability of higher education, and the gap between our college graduates and the...

The Quest for Moral Adulthood

The path out of childhood often feels like one of the moving walkways you see in airports; there is a single direction you are...