Our First Year without Roger Scruton

(Courtesy Princeton University)

At his best, Scruton was a panoramic thinker of formidable intellect who puts to shame many of the lesser polemicists who have followed in his giant footsteps.”

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What Ails Us?

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The loss of faith in America, its promises, and its constitutional and democratic ideals augurs not only American decline, but American collapse.”

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The Historic Unifying Potential of the U.S. Constitution

Professor McConnell’s extensive study of the substance and scope of presidential power under the Constitution has convinced me that the unifying capacity of the Constitution could perhaps be revived.”

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Walter Lippmann and the Dilemma of Democracy

“In his 1922 book, Public Opinion, Lippmann notes that in a representative democracy, members of the public are expected to form opinions regarding public affairs with which they have no direct contact.”

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Kristof and WuDunn’s “Tightrope”: an Essential Book

(Games for Change/Creative Commons)

Whether one agrees with none, some, or all of their policy prescriptions, Tightrope approaches the status of a must-read.

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Blowing Up “The Big White Ghetto”

Williamson puts his finger on a certain, pervasive resignation that hobbles so many lower-class Americans—a resignation that must be explicitly attacked if our nation is to live up to its promises…”

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