Yuval Levin on the Roots of Conservatism

By Arnold Kling He writes, Conservatives tend to see the human person as an incorrigible mass of contradictions: a fallen and imperfect being created in a divine image, a creature possessed of fundamental dignity and inalienable rights but prone to excess and to sin and ever in need of self-restraint and moral formation. This elevated […]

Episode 62: Fareed Zakaria

By Mark Leon Goldberg Fareed Zakaria shares stories about his upbringing in India and the influence of his die-hard pro-American mother and Indian nationalist father. He discusses his intellectual journey from a middle class childhood in India to getting getting a PhD at Harvard and becoming the editor of Foreign Affairs magazine at the age […]

Is The Value of Modesty A Cover-up for Negative Body Image?

Growing up, Rachel Rosenthal’s commitment to modest dress was directly correlated to her increasing discomfort with her body. It’s time, she argues, for a serious conversation about self-image. Source: Is The Value of Modesty A Cover-up for Negative Body Image?

Australian Professor Waves Cash in Jewish Colleague’s Face — Cleared of Anti-Semitism

An Australian university has cleared one of its professors of suspected anti-Semitic behavior following a protest that turned ugly, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Sunday. Source: Australian Professor Waves Cash in Jewish Colleague’s Face — Cleared of Anti-Semitism

5 facts about same-sex marriage

By David Masci There has been a dramatic shift in recent years in Americans’ attitudes about gay marriage. Source: 5 facts about same-sex marriage

Israel Evacuates Surrogate Parents and Babies From Quake-Ravaged Nepal

Israel began evacuating infants born to surrogate mothers and their Israeli parents from Nepal on Monday, on the return legs of flights sent to provide earthquake relief. Source: Israel Evacuates Surrogate Parents and Babies From Quake-Ravaged Nepal