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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is an American icon and venerated hero. He bravely spearheaded the civil rights movement of the 1960s, bridging people with powerful rhetoric and socially relevant ideas. Dr. King is credited as the most influential person that helped end racial segregation.
Dr. King is one of the few figures who is universally recognized on both sides of…

On April 5th, Rabbi Avram Mlotek authored a piece for the Jewish Telegraph Agency, titled, “I’m an Orthodox rabbi who is going to start officiating LGBTQ weddings. Here’s why” (Mlotek, 2019).
The most compelling rationale for his departure from traditional orthodoxy is found in the concluding paragraph of his article: “We are long overdue for a new paradigm” (Mlotek, 2019, para.…

The media, colloquially referred to by some as, “the liberal media,” is widely known as one of the strongholds of the political left. Combined with the university and our K-12 schools, these institutions are indoctrinating our children towards political liberalism.
While this may be the overwhelming sentiment from these arenas, not everything emanating from them conforms to political liberalism. There are…

A known critic of historicism and contextualism, Leo Strauss published his seminal essay, ‘What is Political Philosophy?’ in 1957 in the Journal of Politics and introduced a problem with the field: Modern academic obsessions over positivism and historicism had rendered proper political philosophy obsolete because it eliminated the metaphysical, inquisitive essence that was at its core. The rest of his…

Introduction
Immigration is one of the most divisive issues thus far of the Trump administration. The discussion is almost guaranteed to anger at least one side of the political aisle. Some of the vociferous claims from the left lodged against the current administration include racism, xenophobia, and demagoguery.
To dismiss all the claims of the left would be unfair and intellectually dishonest.…

As socialism ascends in popularity across the western world, many are infatuated with the promises it offers. According to a recent Gallup poll, among the Democratic Party, socialism is now more favorable than capitalism (Newport, 2018).
Socialism’s tentacles are have begun the Catholic Church. Reverend Ben Johnson articulated issues pertaining to Catholicism and socialism on the Acton Institute’s website. He explained…

Introduction
Higher education institutions need to house their students and provide shelter for them while enrolled in school. This is known as residential life. Residential life is now a sophisticated auspice of the university and ubiquitous to campuses nationwide.
One common goal of residential life in higher education is building community. While this may sound simple, community is a highly nuanced concept…

As a document written in the 1700’s, all the framers of the U.S. Constitution as well as their immediate relatives, friends, and colleagues are now deceased. We are only left with the document itself and The Federalist Papers for contemporary interpretation. The Federalist Papers are, “the single most important resource for interpreting the Constitution, it provides a wise and sophisticated…

Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin were scholars in the field of political philosophy, yet they did not have an explicit political teaching. They studied the great political philosophers of the past in order to learn lessons that might become living truths for us today. But Strauss and Voegelin did not write political treatises defending a specific political ideology, such as…

The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left. Yuval Levin. New York: Basic Books, 2014.
 

More and more abound reminders of how much contemporary conservatism is built on forgetfulness of the past.  Last December saw National Review memorialize Nelson Mandela as a world leader of “unmatched moral authority,” though 1986 had seen National Review founder…