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Peter Berkowitz

Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His writings are posted at www.PeterBerkowitz.com and he can be followed on Twitter @BerkowitzPeter.

A Balm for the Pathologies of Postmodernism

Out of the pages of history, the distinguished scholar and essayist Gertrude Himmelfarb offers intellectual, moral, and political aid for our time.

June 14 2017 12:01AM

The Illusory Quest for a Vital American Center

What a new history of American civil religion gets wrong.

April 6 2017 12:01AM

A Salutary Thesis Overestimates the Bible, and Underestimates Modern Thought

The Ten Commandments tell us nothing directly, and little indirectly, about the proper limits of government power. For that we must turn to John Locke.

Sept. 26 2016 12:01AM

The Battle for Religious Liberty Will Be Won on the Field of Education

A striking correlation exists between the decay of liberal education and the belief that government should push American citizens toward progressivism.

Aug. 22 2016 12:01AM

What Was Wrong with the Old Zionism?

A new theory of Jewish nationalism promises to be more liberal than the old one. But it profoundly misunderstands Zionism—and liberalism.

March 30 2016 12:01AM

The Nation-State Is Needed Now More Than Ever

Postmodern Europeans may not like to hear it, but nation-states are still essential to preserving the continent’s culture and safety.

Jan. 11 2016 12:01AM

The Long Rise of the Secular Faith

The threat to religious liberty has its roots in a progressivist faith that has been steadily gaining momentum in America for at least a century and a half.

Aug. 24 2015 12:01AM

How Not to Help the Ultra-Orthodox

Liberal democracies like Israel need and depend on pious people. But they don’t need to— and shouldn’t—subsidize grown men for not working.

Dec. 8 2014 12:01AM

The Decalogue and Liberal Democracy

Rare is the scholar of politics or of law these days who would think to turn to the Ten Commandments to understand better the hard questions to which liberal democracy gives rise. But Leon Kass’s remarkable exploration of the Decalogue shows that these scholars have neglected a vital resource.

June 10 2013 12:47PM