We know a tyrant by his enemies

Castro is dead. Here is one of his enemies, Armando Valladares (h/t: notafan). In the week ahead, a number of liberals and socialists will fall over themselves offering effusive praise in memory of the murderous tyrant Fidel Castro, a number have done…

Weekend Reading

James Bowman, Celebrity opportunity, New Criterion George Weigel, On Our Need for the Real Thomas More, First Things Bishop Athanasius Schneider, A Prophetic Voice of Four Cardinals of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, Rorate Caeli Ed Condon, The Pope’s abortion comments have provoked…

Weekday Reading

James Kalb, Why Liberal Governing Elites Seek to Neutralize Social Issues, Crisis Catholic Hulk, God Matters: On Liberty, License and Liberalism, Rightly Considered Richard Marshall interviews Edward Harcourt on Wittgenstein’s ethical enterprise and related matters, 3:am magazine Ross Douthat, The Crisis…

Euthanasia: A Love Story

Andrew Denton, an Australian comedian, seems quite bewitched by euthanasia. In his most recent article, Granting terminally ill right to die with dignity is good policy (just copy and paste the headline into Google if you hit a paywall), he laments, but in a…

Moral Relativism is Incoherent

In a recent post, James Chastek reminded me of Paul Boghossian’s excellent argument denying the coherence of moral relativism. You can read Boghossian’s argument here or listen to him here. The argument, simply put, is that attempts to relativize morality in fact…

Weekday Reading

Updated Nov 15: James Kalb, Needed: A New Vision, Chronicles Robert W. Merry, How Trump Replaced America’s Globalist Consensus With A Nationalist Sensibility, The National Interest Fred Seigel, Trans-Atlantic Trump: In Europe and America, elites have overplayed their hands, City Journal Daniel…