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Virtus from the Ancient Republics to the Postmodern, Part IV

Mar 17, 2010 by George Seaver |

To what degree has postmodernism's influence on American education, media, corporations, law, families, and military eroded our concern for public virtue?

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Gay Rights and Viewpoint Coercion

Mar 16, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

There's a sobering piece by longtime civil libertarian Wendy Kaminer in the current online Atlantic Monthly about the perils of being an evangelical Christian on campus these days, especially if your aim is to pursue… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Federal Direct Lending Will Make College Students Government Clients

Mar 16, 2010 by Peter Wood |

A reply to Lawrence Auster's blog post: ObamaCare as you rightly point out is a life and death issue.  That means that the efforts to pass it necessarily overshadow everything else.  The… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

Virtus from the Ancient Republics to the Postmodern, Part III

Mar 16, 2010 by George Seaver |

America's animating principle at its founding was virtue; its inhabitants instinctively claim that virtue, appealing to "liberty and justice for all."

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Climategate Deniers

Mar 16, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Global warming evangelists use a peculiar form of apologetics to reassure the public that they're still right.

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College Boom…No Comment

Mar 16, 2010 by NAS |

From 1973 to 2007, the percentage of students who enroll in college jumped 20%.

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Doth the Students Protest Too Much? Or Too Mistakenly?

Mar 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Earlier this month NAS covered the March 4 rallies in California and all over the country, where students protested exorbitant tuition prices… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

Do We Need to Keep Affirmative Action Going?

Mar 15, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, Larry Purdy (one of the lawyers who worked on the Grutter case) reviews Affirmative Action for the Future by Notre Dame philosophy professor James Sterba. Purdy finds the book to be little more… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

He Never Read von Mises

Mar 15, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

Communist countries like Russia have developed with extraordinary speed in the past decades entirely by means of public enterprise.  In fact, by our index of the rate of economic growth, i.e., electricity produced… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Virtus from the Ancient Republics to the Postmodern, Part II

Mar 15, 2010 by George Seaver |

Enlightenment thinkers concluded that the balance of power can recover its stability but that the loss of public virtue occurs slowly and is not recoverable.

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Libel Tourism En Vacances

Mar 15, 2010 by Peter Wood |

A French court puts an American editor on trial over a German book review that offended an Israeli scholar. Hmm...

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Obama Loans, Who Collects? The Not-so-Hidden Dangers of Federal Direct Student Lending

Mar 15, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood paints a picture of what federal control of higher education could look like in practice.

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Moral Maturity or Rigid Ideology?

Mar 12, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

In his book Moral Development: Advances in Research and Theory (NY: Praeger, 1986) James Rest of the University of Minnesota and his colleagues describe their work on "moral maturity" using the defining issues test… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Virtus from the Ancient Republics to the Postmodern, Part I

Mar 12, 2010 by George Seaver |

Public virtue in the ancient republics meant moral excellence necessary for political stability and achievement in government.

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Yuri Glazov and the Fight for Liberty

Mar 12, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A professor who challenged the cruel oppression of the Soviet Union serves as an example for us today.

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