Category Archives: Politics

The Politics of the Blessing of Abram

I have just posted over on Political Theology Today, on the subject of the call and blessing of Abram in Genesis 12:1-4a: In the call of Abram and the outworking of the blessing upon him and covenant with him, we … Continue reading

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The Politics of Premature Rule

I’ve just posted over on the Political Theology Today blog, on the subject of the Fall as a story of premature rule: The example of the adam and his wife should be a cautionary one for us, encouraging us to … Continue reading

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Freeing Speech: Free Speech, Milo, and the University

A few weeks ago, before more recent events, I wrote an article on the subject of the current struggle for free speech, which has just been published over on Mere Orthodoxy. Within it I argue that the focus of the … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Fractured Republic, with Yuval Levin

  On this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, Andrew, and I are joined by a very special guest, Yuval Levin. We discuss some of the issues raised in his superb new book, The Fractured Republic, and his vision for a healthy … Continue reading

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President Trump’s Executive Order and the Moral Confusion of the Immigration Debate

The following are a few thoughts on President Trump’s recent executive order and the response to it. 1. We should never forget that the president is a reality TV star. Television and, more recently, the Internet are the media that … Continue reading

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The Failing Dam of Liberal Society

The Mosul Dam is failing. While the structure of the dam itself is robust, it is built upon a poor foundation of soluble rock. In order to prevent this foundation from giving way, workers at the dam continuously have to … Continue reading

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Justifying Violence for Ideological Reasons

The sucker-punching of Richard Spencer, the alt-right leader and white nationalist, while speaking on camera, has sparked a lot of comment in various quarters. The question of whether it is justifiable to employ violence against such individuals has received a … Continue reading

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