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A Burke for Our Times

In a wonderful article published here at FPR a few weeks ago, Jason Peters argued that a proper education ought to provoke a kind...

Conservative in America

Kearneysville, WV. As this election cycle grinds on, and as Washington prepares for CPAC's 2012 event, each Republican candidate continues to claim that he...

Democracy and Coercion

Like other readers here at FPR, and across the web, I have been following the Great Salyer/Carter Debate of 2012 with much interest. I...

Vico on Probable Knowledge

I would submit that the new conception of rationality we need is really the old one, the humanist one.

The Death of bin Laden: On Violence and Civil Religion

Holland, MI. Around 11:00 Sunday night I received a text from a friend informing me that Osama bin Laden had been killed by US...

Pale Liberalism

It is time to reopen the questions about human nature, about human autonomy, about the desirability self-creation. Liberals should, in brief, broaden their horizons to ponder competing views of human flourishing.

Philanthropic freedom, freedom of association, and CLS v. Martinez

I hope that a Porcher will react at length to today's dispiriting, but not too surprising, Supreme Court ruling in CLS v. Martinez, which...

Why I am a Conservative

If you love place, limits, liberty, and think they are words that have meaning, you are probably conservative, and should honor that word also.

Defining Red Toryism (Again)

A scholar suggests that Phillip Blond's Red Toryism is just another word for conventional conservatism. He may be right about Blond, but he's definitely not about the idea.