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  • What Explains Modern Hostility to the Family?

    What Explains Modern Hostility to the Family?0

    “Without the family we are helpless before the state,” noted G.K. Chesterton. The political left, then and now, understands the truth of that line. How else to explain their hostility to the family? Wait, hostility to the family? Isn’t the left always touting its support of “working families,” as well as various modern definitions of

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  • Self-Esteem: Not the Virtue We Think It Is

    Self-Esteem: Not the Virtue We Think It Is0

    Can you name the seven traditional cardinal virtues? Author G.K. Chesterton makes it easy, dividing the seven into “pagan” and “Christian” virtues. Among the former were prudence, courage, temperance, and justice. Among the latter were faith, hope, and charity. Humility apparently didn’t make the cut. Was it worth defending? Chesterton certainly thought so. But since

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  • The Perils of an Open Mind

    The Perils of an Open Mind0

    How often have you heard someone praised for having an open mind? Pretty often, I’d bet. How often has such a comment been taken as something other than a compliment? Not very often, I’d suspect. After all, open-mindedness in our open society is thought to be a very good trait to possess. Indeed, what could

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  • What President Trump Has in Common With President Polk

    What President Trump Has in Common With President Polk0

    The game of presidential parallels can be endlessly fascinating. Sometimes it can also be instructive and thought-provoking, even when considering the unparalleled presidency of one Donald J. Trump. That would be the same President Donald Trump who sees himself as the second coming of President Andrew Jackson. Of course, that would be Andy Jackson minus

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