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By James Kalb
Increasingly, we live in a system that tends to merge public and private, absorb everything into economics and power, and promote a wholly this-worldl...
By James Kalb
Instead of each of us making his own moral reality, as the Supreme Court would have it, dominant social forces create moral reality for us and tell us...
By James Kalb
We don't have more freedom, tolerance, and respect than we used to. Instead we have constraint, suppression, and condemnation with regard to different...
By James Kalb
What makes identity a problem today is that influential people now think about society in a way that breaks the link between traditional identities an...
By James Kalb
People recognize on some level that the current situation is bizarre, and that an accepted system of identities rather like the inherited one is basic...
By James Kalb
What does a Catholic do when he finds his outlook radically at odds with the direction of politics and public life?
By James Kalb
One of the most important services of tradition is that it takes into account realities current ways of thinking leave out. It summarizes experience, ...
By James Kalb
Man is social, cultural, and rational, and acts in accordance with (mostly implicit) principles and ideals. For that reason tradition is directed towa...
By James Kalb
The "American dream" has increasingly been shaped by technocratic elites, and modern life—especially since the 60s—has made a great many people losers...
By James Kalb
Liberalism defines its own absolutes, and when normal human reactions and aspirations get in their way, the absolute takes precedence and the word “no...
By James Kalb
Our governing institutions and the public at large have staked their authority and actions on the rejection of natural law in favor of preference sati...
By James Kalb
Doctrine articulates faith, and makes it usable as a path to truth, so the Church must take it very seriously even in the face of difficulties
By James Kalb
Making sense of the position and power that secular progressivism holds in public life today requires understanding both its theoretical side and its ...
By James Kalb
As in sexual matters, we’ve undergone a revolution in respectable opinion that professes to benefit the marginalized while in fact entrenching the ric...
By James Kalb
It’s evident that immigration, like most issues of public policy, is a matter of prudence, and serious Catholics will disagree on the answers—so infor...
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