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The Joys of Life

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at In an effort to squeegee politics out of my life for a long weekend, I recently attended several sporting events that highlighted my granddaughters’ skills in soccer and swimming. Let’s start with the soccer teams. Let’s call one the Sesame Street Hushpuppies and the… Read more »

Grove City College 2017 Commencement — Featuring Distinguished Guest, Vice President Mike Pence

On Saturday, May 20, Grove City College was honored to welcome Vice President Mike Pence as the 2017 commencement speaker. The large crowd of nearly 5,000 people gave Vice President Pence three standing ovations during his address. After his speech, the Vice President stood beside Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty and shook hands… Read more »

Will Christians Survive in Today’s Secular World? A Review of The Benedict Option

Rod Dreher’s new book “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in A Post-Christian Nation” (Sentinel, 2017) is an account of how, he says, America’s “culture wars” have ended. He thus suggests a way Christians can live in a post-Christian society. Before considering those propositions from Dreher, we first might consider what “culture wars” means…. Read more »

Musical Theory and Musical Judgment—Both Optional at Harvard

The department of music at Harvard University recently revised its curriculum. Music theory and counterpoint—once the bedrock of the degree—are now optional. The reasons for this change by Harvard are not complicated, and not surprising. The faculty of music at Harvard feels it can no longer justify the priority long given to traditional Western music… Read more »

The Book that Made America

When asked to identify the “founding fathers,” Americans typically name a few prominent political leaders and military heroes—figures like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. A more difficult question is: Who are America’s intellectual founding fathers? That is, whose ideas informed the American founding principles in republican self-government and liberty under law?… Read more »

VIDEO — The Twisted Gospel with Chelsen Vicari

On April 4, 2017, Grove City College professor of political science and the executive director of the Center for Vision & Values, Dr. Paul Kengor, sat down with author Chelsen Vicari. Vicari serves as the evangelical program director for the Institute on Religion and Democracy and is the author of Distortion: How the New Christian… Read more »

VIDEO — 2017 — Jonah Goldberg on Socialism, Communism, and Liberal Fascism

Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at National Review magazine and bestselling author and columnist, discusses liberal fascism before more than 750 guests during the 2017 conference “The god that failed: Communism & socialism then and now” held at Grove City College on April 20-21, 2017.

VIDEO — 2017 — The Communist Experience, the Rosenbergs, and Me

Ron Radosh, an American writer, professor, historian, and former communist, discusses Julius and Ethel Rosenberg during the 2017 conference “The god that failed: Communism & socialism then and now” held at Grove City College on April 20-21, 2017.