VISION & VALUES: How Did the Press Get That Way?
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following lecture was presented at Grove City College on November 12, 2002.
Whenever I am invited to give a talk, I like to remind my audience of Lord Northcliffe’s classic definition of a newspaperman. “It is … More>
Evolution & Creation
I will start by stating that I am a Christian and thus a theist. I accept the Bible as God’s revealed Word and Genesis as an accurate description of the creation events. I also accept the rather overwhelming evidence for … More>
Mall Christianity: Seeker Sensitivity or Cultural Captivity?
Recently, I came across a booklet produced by a nearby congregation popular with some of my students. Inside the back cover are printed its “Founding Principles”:
First, every person deserves the right to hear the true story about Jesus Christ.… More>
Missing the Soviet Union?
It was the late 1980s in America. The Soviet empire was approaching the ash-heap of history. Not only were communists taking it on the chin but so were some of their Cold Warrior adversaries in the United States. It was … More>
The Morality of War
Jesus said, in Luke 11: 21-22, “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides … More>
Children of 9/11
The scene was my parents’ house on Fourth of July weekend. It was 10 months after Sept. 11. The tragedy was still on the minds of many, particularly during this time of patriotic reflection. Apparently, it was on the minds … More>
Don’t Dally, Let’s Roll!
Grand strategy on the international scale is not an American strength. Historically, Americans have been open, impatient, alternatively idealistic or pragmatic, and until the twentieth century isolated from serious external threats.
Still, successful powers from Rome to the British Empire … More>
Camelot, Clausewitz or Clinton?
When President John F. Kennedy pledged in his inaugural address to “pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty,” he unknowingly turned Carl von Clausewitz … More>
On the Rantings of Peter Singer
Dr. Peter Singer, the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, speaking to the 2002 Animal Rights Conference held in McLean, Va., earlier this month, gave a talk in which he … More>
VISION & VALUES: Comparing Civilizations: A Politically Incorrect Analysis
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following lecture was presented at Grove City College on March 7, 2002.
My politically incorrect analysis begins with some reminiscences. I followed world developments after the terrorist attack on America from Helsinki, the capital of Finland, … More>
VISION & VALUES: Is Pollution in America Getting Worse?
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following lecture was submitted as part of a conference entitled “Free Markets and the Environment” held on the campus of Grove City College on March 19, 2001.
There is almost certainly no issue of modern times … More>