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John Horvat

When we say Americans are divided and polarized, it can conjure up the image of cloth stretched to the point of ripping. However, this image does not represent everything we are experiencing as a society. Indeed, the...
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I fear for the time when all vestiges of the Church are scrubbed from economy. Then there will be no more familial caregivers. The family will be reduced to a mere collection of selfish individuals. The moral law will be erased by the unbridled passions of frenetic...
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Everyone is taught to believe that gigantic retailers are the most efficient distributors of goods to the general public. Small stores may be able to fill tiny niches. They may be quaint and picturesque. However, only the gigantic...
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The liberal rage against the border wall has much to do with the nature of boundaries. Walls, borders, and fences are manifestations of restraint. Fallen humanity naturally resists the restraints of order that keep the unbridled passions under control. Walls are needed to keep the peace...
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All healthy societies must have elites. The real question is: How do we cultivate true elites who will fully carry out their proper role in society? The problem with our present, meritocratic elites is that they do not know how to carry out these obligations...
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For the past year-and-a-half, Jordan Peterson has become an unlikely hero to many conservatives and a fierce critic of the radical left’s ideological agenda. But is he really our friend, or simply the enemy of our enemy?... 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson...
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While graduation should be a time of celebration, it should also be a time when young people are encouraged to ponder, discern, and “graduate” to that higher calling that corresponds to the desires of their restless hearts...
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In 12 Rules for Life, Jordan Peterson raises important questions about postmodern society and provides much-needed notions about responsibility and religion, but can he take you any further?... Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to...
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Until individuals, families, institutions, and government are restored to their proper roles, America will continue crashing through the debt ceiling... It is official: The national debt has now exceeded $21 trillion. The tragic news comes just six months...
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Patrick Deneen’s masterful study provides a compelling, clear, and scholarly analysis that helps people understand the failure of liberalism: It has failed because it has wildly succeeded beyond all expectations... Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick Deneen (248 pages, Yale University Press, 2017)
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The gun control debate has reignited with the recent Florida shooting. Despite the passionate commentaries on all sides, no one seems to be able to answer the question of when the shootings will stop. As much as...
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The premise that the soul does not exist has practical consequences in society. If there is no soul, then there is no final destination where evil is punished and good rewarded forever. Morality itself becomes irrelevant... Evolutionists...
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The abuse of opioids, like other addictions, stems from a profound spiritual problem deep inside the souls of countless Americans. But when people turn to the sublimity of heavenly things, they acquire the ability to overcome their frenetic appetites and look for spiritual solutions...
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An Internet-free Sunday honors the Sabbath and allows us to leave our daily rat-race for at least one day, to ponder and prepare for the week ahead. It is a perfect occasion to visit and converse with others...