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Beto's Woke Integralism

Magisterial progressivism requires an integralist state to entrench its teachings, and Beto’s bid for the power to compel obedience and destroy through the tax system is the obvious stick to reach for. Continue Reading »

Politics and the Sacred

Bret Stephens recently championed the “classically liberal concept of a neutral public square.” In this issue, Matthew Schmitz examines similar assertions by George Will. These accounts characterize any substantive basis for civic life as “illiberal,” even “theocratic.” They entail a . . . . Continue Reading »

Backing into Relativism

We have just come through a year with the Supreme Court in which the defenders of religious freedom racked up a string of famous victories. Famous, at least, to those who rejoiced in the outcomes and hoped that they foretold something lasting. But there are grounds to be less than cheered when we . . . . Continue Reading »

Comfort to Predators

In the Closet of the Vatican:  Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy by frédéric martel translated by shaun whiteside bloomsbury, 576 pages, $30 The cursus of Frédéric Martel’s work can be expressed quite simply: He takes 576 pages to convince us that the Roman Catholic clergymen who live and . . . . Continue Reading »

Who Wants to Be a Diversity Dean?

You may have seen the news on March 5, when the State of Colorado Civil Rights Commission decided to drop the action it had taken against Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado. This was not the original allegation of discrimination that the Commission had received in . . . . Continue Reading »

LGBT, Inc.

Buying Gay:  How Physique Entrepreneurs Sparked a Movement by david k. johnson columbia, 328 pages, $32 How did the gay liberation movement, so radical in the Stonewall days, come to make peace with corporate America? Conventional wisdom has it that after Stonewall, corporate and consumerist . . . . Continue Reading »

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