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Latest Blog Posts for American Creation

  • Right to Pursue Happiness: Eudaimonia
    on Nov 27, 2016
    When I teach introductory or ethical portions of various American law courses, I usually lay the foundations with broad principles law seeks to protect and promote. And I go to America's Foundations (Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Jocke L...
  • Dr. Robert P. Kraynak on Strauss, Voegelin, and Burke
    on Nov 21, 2016
    Check it out here. A taste: Following the logic of their positions, Strauss and Voegelin agree on crucial points in the development of Western thought but diverge on the role of Christianity. For Strauss, Western thought is a philosophical drama...
  • Plus ça change
    on Nov 20, 2016
  • VoegelinView: "Redefining Rebellion: John Locke’s Slight of Hand"
    on Nov 19, 2016
    By Scott Robinson here. A taste:Voegelin was indeed quite critical of Locke on those occasions when he wrote about him, labeling Locke among “the most repugnant, dirty, morally corrupt appearances in the history of humanity”1 because Voegelin...
  • "Historians Against Trump" vs. Dart-Throwing Monkeys
    on Nov 13, 2016
    [Reposted from July 24.  Since the usual suspects are at it again post-November 8, so too the rebuttal.]“The facts are really not at all like fish on the fishmonger’s slab. They are like fish swimming about in a vast and sometimes inaccessib...
  • Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau (The British Republicans) & Modernity
    on Nov 13, 2016
    One of these days I'm going to write a piece examining how current Western liberal democracies reflect the different ideas of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau (and the British republicans as a proxy for Rousseau or vice versa).
  • EJ Spode: "The Calvinist Roots of American Anti-Intellectualism"
    on Nov 6, 2016
    Check it out here. A taste:The sanitized story about Protestantism that has been passed down to us is that it represented a revolt against corruption in the Church and brought a focus on Biblical writing rather than Church traditions as a source o...
  • Does Christianity Really Authorize Slavery?
    on Nov 2, 2016
    Leading unitarian William Ellery Channing, in his own highly influential 1835 polemic "Slavery," quotes the well-known Christian ethicist Francis Wayland's "Elements of Moral Science" in one of the more elegant religious arguments of the er...
  • Arnhart on Natural Law, Darwin and Weakness of Fideism
    on Nov 1, 2016
    See here from Larry Arnhart. A taste:As some of the panelists indicated, one of [J.] Budziszewski's main ideas is to oppose what he calls "the Second Table Project."  It is said that Moses brought down from Mount Sinai Ten Commandments on two...
  • New Article & the Straussian Appeal
    on Oct 27, 2016
    I like the work of Leo Strauss and his followers more for their method of analysis as opposed to their conclusions. Say what you want about them, they have tremendously influenced "conversations" in academic and intellectual circles.Take, for inst...
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