Ideas

Human Beings, Together and Alone

In this installment of a series on liberalism, Benjamin Klutsey, the director of the Program on Pluralism and Civil Exchange… Read More

5 days ago

Making Common Cause

Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump transformed the conservative movement, but in different ways. Reagan embodied the deeply held political principles… Read More

2 weeks ago

Was Kant the First “Woke” Philosopher?

Was Immanuel Kant the first “woke” philosopher? Recently, a column by Marc Thiessen in The Washington Post presented an argument… Read More

2 weeks ago

Hungary’s Progressive Critics Throw Stones, But Live in Glass Houses

A big lightning rod for conflict these days between progressive politicians and their allies in the Western media on the… Read More

2 weeks ago

Defending Innovation Against Attacks from All Sides

Innovation is under attack from many quarters and needs a strong defense. This is the first of a monthly column… Read More

4 weeks ago

Speaking Freely in American Universities

  In this installment of a series on liberalism, Benjamin Klutsey, the director of academic outreach at the Mercatus Center… Read More

1 month ago

Welcome to the Fifth Wave

We live in extraordinary times. The buzz from the world seems to overwhelm our capacity for understanding. What, for example,… Read More

1 month ago

Diagnosing Contemporary America’s Ills: Where Did We Go Wrong?

For most of my lifetime—except perhaps for a brief period after the end of the Cold War—Americans have been convinced… Read More

1 month ago

What We Owe to the Past

Patriotism, according to Samuel Johnson, is the last refuge of a scoundrel. If the views of young people in both… Read More

2 months ago

What Plato Can Teach Economists

In Plato’s classic dialogue “Phaedo,” Socrates, in the moments leading up to his death, puts forward a series of arguments… Read More

2 months ago