B. D. McClay is a junior fellow at First Things.
Robert Mugabe has just won a landslide victory in Zimbabwe . Luke Foster discusses Zimbabwe’s political history in today’s On the Square : President Mugabe has managed to hang on to power despite his fierce unpopularity (especially in urban areas and among the Ndebele). Mass fraud . . . . Continue Reading »
If the devil wears Prada, perhaps it’s time for the Pope to wear Payless. Should priests live luxurious lifestyles? William Doino Jr. and Pope Francis think not : Francis sparse and austere lifestyle is well-known: as archbishop of Buenos Aires, he shunned limousines and . . . . Continue Reading »
The Freedom of Information Act is in desperate need of reform, says Brian Simboli in his On the Square piece today. FOIA is a useful tool for defenders of religious freedom (and for concerned citizens in general), but its implementation is broken and prone to abuse: The government often . . . . Continue Reading »
In todays On the Square , Peter J. Leithart considers Wolfram Schmidgens new book, Exquisite Mixture: The Virtues of Impurity in Early Modern England . The Enlightenment has a reputation for being a movement of rationalization and simplification, and thus prone to an . . . . Continue Reading »