Reason, Revelation, Politics

From First Thoughts

Over at Times and Seasons, a blog mostly for Mormons, where I am guest, I have posted some thoughts on a “third-order” question that lies behind or underneath the most vital (I think) contemporary political issues.  Come on over and join the fray, if you dare. . . . . Continue Reading »

The Rawlsian Menace

From First Thoughts

Since a new survey of political theorists has confirmed the towering, unrivaled reputation of John Rawls, allow me to state briefly why this thralldom is a disaster for political philosophy.  Prof. Lawler is of course right that Rawls is boring, but he’s getting bigger rather than going . . . . Continue Reading »

Religion, Politics… and Sand

From First Thoughts

If you’re planning to be on the North Carolina outer banks Memorial Day, you’ll want to stop by the Sanderling Resort at Duck Beach for quite a unique set of talks , to be followed by discussion.  This is hosted by the up-and-coming new educational foundation, The John Adams Center . . . . Continue Reading »

Mormon Menace … Averted!

From First Thoughts

 Wow!  Well, I’m sure there’s nothing I can say to turn of the spigot of comments on the Mormon question – both here and at our sister blog (First Thoughts), where they are up to 140+, I think.  (One thing I have learned, at least, is that there are really quite a few . . . . Continue Reading »

The Mormon Menace

From First Thoughts

A neighbor at First Thoughts  has found occasion (someone was listening to Glenn Beck . . . ) to issue yet another warning to any who might consider communing as Christians with members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Fair enough.  Since we Mormons (you may as . . . . Continue Reading »

The Soul of Self-Government

From First Thoughts

Charles Kesler has recently provided another of his brilliant and bracing synopses of the American political scene , with a view to summoning conservatives to “another epic struggle, a battle for America’s soul, a battle that will determine whether free government will survive.” I am . . . . Continue Reading »