Category Archives: Politics

Alexander Solzhenitsyn and the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

In an article in the current issue of Touchstone¬†magazine, L. Joseph Letendre discusses the famous commencement speech of Alexander Solzhenitsyn at Harvard University in 1978. One of the points that Solzhenitsyn makes in his speech regarding the decline of the … Continue reading

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The Election of 1912 and the Debate over Antitrust Policy

Since the initial initial passage of the Sherman Act in 1890, the antitrust laws have been the subject of great debate among lawyers, economists, and judges. Little interest, however, has been shown by the popular media in this debate over … Continue reading

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Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood, and Christianity

The sexual abuse and exploitation of women actresses by Harvey Weinstein and by many other men in Hollywood has released a outpouring of similar stories targeting other women in both Hollywood and in other, different venues, including academia and corporate … Continue reading

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Are Europe’s Leaders the New Gnostics?

The Gnostic heresy has had a long life, reappearing throughout the ages in many forms. The early Church experienced the original Gnostics, St. Augustine spent many years following the Manichaeans, the Dominicans fought the Cathars, and the 20th century experienced … Continue reading

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The Erosion of Tradition

Tradition is very much under attack today throughout the West, often being characterized as “the dead hand of the past.” This misguided view ignores centuries of learning. In his famous book, Orthodoxy, for example, G.K. Chesterton called tradition “the democracy … Continue reading

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“Men Without Chests”: A Tragic Consequence of Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction has become a major health epidemic in the United States, and the issue has emerged as an important political one. It surfaced quite early in the 2016 presidential campaign, when Donald Trump made some strong comments on the … Continue reading

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Wedding Cake Wars: Anti-Discrimination Laws and Religious Liberty

Cake makers who have refused to design cakes for same sex weddings have been sued under public accommodations or other anti-discrimination laws and held financially liable to the couples who sued them in several jurisdictions, most notably in Colorado and … Continue reading

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Three Proposals to Address the Admission of New Refugees

As new refugees are admitted to the United States, here are three suggestions for assisting them to fully function as members of the American society: 1. Assimilation The European experience teaches that a major issue with the admission of refugees … Continue reading

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Improving Our Infrastructure: The Trump Plans

Improvements to the nation’s infrastructure have been a major contributor to the success of American businesses throughout the course of United States history. In my new book, Politics and American Business: The Growth of Industrial America, 1860-1960, I document how … Continue reading

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Significant Dates in New Mexico History

Many Americans are unaware of the rich and long history of New Mexico, which predates the English settlements at Jamestown and in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Here are some of the key dates in New Mexico’s history under Spanish and … Continue reading

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