George Weigel is distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.

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Persuasive Disciples, Not Anarchic Disrupters

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In today’s deeply divided America, the public debate is too often being framed by those who substitute invective for argument while demonstrating a visceral contempt for normal democratic political and legal process. Unless reason reasserts itself over passion, the potential for short-term chaos is great and the risk of long-term damage even greater. Continue Reading »

A Modest Defense of the “Liberal World Order”

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The political and economic system created by the United States and its allies after World War II—a system built around common defense measures and free trade—rescued Europe from the self-inflicted catastrophe of 1914-1945, prevented nuclear war, preserved the peace until the collapse of the Soviet empire, and allowed once-captive nations to reclaim their liberties. Continue Reading »

A Papal Tutor of Heroic Virtue

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To teach prayer and holiness to edgy adolescents is no small achievement. To do it under the pressures of a homicidal Nazi Occupation is remarkable. To do it with a future pope means that Jan Tyranowski’s lessons extend far beyond Dębniki and touch the entire world. Continue Reading »