I am grateful indeed for Allen Guelzo's very kind words about my book Lincoln at Cooper Union.
Liberalism has always been unwilling, and unable, to define itself.
The country is less divided than in 2000.
This essay is adapted from a speech sponsored by the Heritage Foundation and the Claremont Institute.
Exporting compassionate conservatism.
A review of The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror, by Michael Ignatieff
Bush, anti-neoconservatives, and anti-anti-neoconservatism.
John Quincy Adams and the recovery of the foundations of American constitutionalism.
Confronting the paradox that strong government is a necessary condition for the existence of a free society.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was perhaps the last Jeffersonian in American politics.
A review of Fraud of the Century: Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876, by Roy Morris, Jr. and Centennial Crisis: The Disputed Election of 1876, by William H. Rehnquist
Jacques Chirac and the French betrayal of America
Correcting the myth that America and France are sister republics with shared ideals, purposes, and strategies.
Revel highlights the most irresponsible expressions of anti-American sentiment in Europe.
A new translation of Art of War, by Niccolò Machiavelli.
Alexander Hamilton and American foreign policy.
Lincoln set a high standard for leadership in time of war
In an uncertain world, history can also tell us who we are and for what, if necessary, we fight.
A review of Modern Physics and Ancient Faith, by Stephen M. Barr; The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions about Intelligent Design, by William A. Dembski; By Design: Science and the Search for God, by Larry Witham;
Three trends of religious pluralism in American history.
Weigel hopes to inspire youthful souls toward a way of life far more erotic and rational.
Identical translations of original texts constitute a rare occurrence in the history of the English Bible.
Shakespeare's ability to provoke a variety of thoughtful responses is one measure of his enduring greatness.
Plato is studied more carefully than he was a generation or two ago.
The ancient quarrel between the philosophers and the poets concerns the meaning of life and death.
Linking Camus and Sartre.
Culture wars and the legacy of Edward Said.
Jeffrey Stout and the question of democracy.
Is chivalry dead?
A review of The Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art, by Roger Kimball
Reviving liberal education in a free society.