Virtue Demands Liberty (or, No, Putin Isn’t “One of Us”)

Pat Buchanan is asking whether Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is “one of us.” “Us” denotes “paleo-conservatives,” which denotes, well, nobody’s entirely sure, but is a single iteration of a conservatism whose most notable distinctive as it relates to Putin is its … reaction against what was taking place in American culture itself in the [...]

Christmas as a Christian Holy Day: And Why Secularists Have Successfully Attacked It

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. Galatians 4:4-5 What is the origin of the Christmas holiday (Holy Day)?  Jesus’ birthday is obviously not [...]

Born of Woman

"But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons." Galatians 4:4-5 I draw our attention to that phrase, "born of woman." It's an appropriate Scripture. This is the [...]

On Giving Due Credit

Plagiarism is defined as a writer’s assimilating another’s words or ideas and depicting them as his own. Plagiarism is a form of theft, and in both academic and journalistic settings it is often rightly grounds for expulsion. Depredation of another’s ideas, and not merely his words, constitutes plagiarism. If one learns an idea from another, [...]