Are We All Ideologues Now?
New media have shaped our political culture. Some, like talk radio and all-news cable stations, are developments of older, established technologies. Others, like internet blogs, are based on comparatively new technologies. Yet, both venues have provided congenial habitats for that … More>
Who is Ayn Rand? Jennifer Burns’ Brilliant New Biography of a Controversial Icon
“Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right” By Jennifer Burns | Oxford University Press, USA (October 2009) | 384 pp. | List Price: $27.95
Prior to the 1990s, few scholarly studies of post-World War II American conservatism … More>
Recently, President Bush released a 23-page booklet titled “National Strategy for Combating Terrorism.” With the release of this document, more than three years after the invasion of Iraq, now is a time for a sober reassessment of the Bush administration’s … More>
Principle or Pragmatism?
A little success is a dangerous thing, especially with regard to a political movement fuelled by ideas. Perhaps some sober self-examination at this time of inauguration would be prudent, if only as a healthy antidote to current conservative triumphalism.
Yes, … 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>