liberal democracy

In his new book, Leon Kass shows Americans how to honor the benefits of liberal democracy, including individual freedom and human equality, while recognizing their high costs.

March 15 2018 12:01AM

America is a story of freedom, not simply an abstraction.

March 12 2018 12:01AM

A review of two books.

Jonathan Sacks
May 17 2017 12:01AM

A response to the attack in Britain.

Michael Gove
March 27 2017 12:01AM

A lesson from the book of Exodus.

March 27 2017 12:01AM

Islamic Exceptionalism.

Malise Ruthven
Aug. 24 2016 12:01AM

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 liberal way of life is remarkably fragile. Is the West willing to fight for it?

Jan. 15 2015 12:01AM

Leo Strauss and Martin Heidegger were both critics of modernity. One defended liberal democracy; the other sought to destroy it. 

Lee Smith
April 8 2014 12:01AM

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