On Critical Thinking

Posted on August 13, 2019
Image: William of Nottingham lecturing to a group of students at Oxford or Cambridge (Jacobus le Palmer, c. 1350). Via Wikimedia Commons.

We can only think critically about things about which we have knowledge.

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Liberalism Strikes Back

Posted on June 7, 2019
Image: Portrait of Anne-Louise-Germaine Necker, Baronne de Staël-Holstein (1766–1817). Château de Coppet Collection/Heritage Image Partnership/Alamy Stock Photo.

Liberalism today finds itself in the strange position of being the political philosophy that everyone lives by and no one wants to defend.

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Introducing Our Spring Issue

Posted on March 18, 2019
Image: Patchwork coverlet (detail) made in Wrexham, c. 1842–52, © National Museum of Wales.

What does dominion “over every living thing that moves on the earth” mean? Brute sovereignty and ruthless exploitation? Or thoughtful stewardship and responsible cultivation?

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