Towards a Catholic Foreign Policy

August 2, 2020
Just war doctrine is more than a legalistic checklist. Intemperance in the soul, not incorrect reasoning, is the true origin of unjust wars.
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Definitions, Please!

July 26, 2020
What may seem to political practitioners to be hair-splitting philosophical distinctions can have enormous practical significance.
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Time to Break up the FBI?

May 18, 2020
They see themselves as guardians of the American Way, intervening whenever and wherever they see democracy in danger. No healthy republic should have a national police force with this kind of culture.
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Catholics in Crisis

March 19, 2020
Rules and principles will not steer people right if will and imagination are pulling them in a different direction.
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The New Social Contract We Must Reject

May 2, 2019
If we allow this new social contract to become our national norm, we will no longer be Americans in any meaningful sense. We will descend from a self-governing people into the subjects of social democratic elites.
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The Moral Path to Peace

February 10, 2018
Humanity faces no greater challenge in the 21st century than averting conflict among peoples and civilizations.
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Can America’s Foreign Policy Be Restrained?

December 20, 2017
“How is it that the national security managers get away with it?” historian and foreign policy intellectual Andrew Bacevich asked at a recent event at Catholic University (CUA) in Washington, DC.
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Samuel Huntington Was Not Like Steve Bannon

September 8, 2017
Contrary to the caricatures of his ideas, Huntington did not cheer on a “clash of civilizations.” He recommended that we simply recognize the reality of such a clash and develop strategies for maintaining peace within it.
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