America is a story of freedom, not simply an abstraction.
A review of two books.
A response to the attack in Britain.
A lesson from the book of Exodus.
What universities have lost.
The liberal way of life is remarkably fragile. Is the West willing to fight for it?
Leo Strauss and Martin Heidegger were both critics of modernity. One defended liberal democracy; the other sought to destroy it.
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.