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  • Soros or Tocqueville ? How George Soros’ ’philanthropy’ undermines a free and virtuous society in Eastern Europe

    26 juin 2017, par Ben.johnson
    Soros or Tocqueville? How George Soros' 'philanthropy' undermines a free and virtuous society in Eastern Europe When Communism collapsed, Eastern European countries faced any number of enormous challenges, including this one: How does one form voluntary associations in a society riddled with a (...)
  • Southern Baptist leader reacts to Tim Farron’s resignation at Acton University 2017

    23 juin 2017, par Ben.johnson
    Southern Baptist leader reacts to Tim Farron's resignation at Acton University 2017 One of the ethical leaders of America’s largest Protestant denomination has weighed in on the case of a British politician whose Christian faith cost him his job – and how modern evangelicals should respond to (...)
  • EU refugees : The West pays, the East obeys ?

    23 juin 2017, par Ben.johnson
    EU refugees: The West pays, the East obeys? Does a nation have the right to preserve its cultural values, even if it means defying an EU policy? And can it do so while accepting EU money? Those questions are at the heart of a controversy that is now tearing the EU apart. On Tuesday, June 13, (...)
  • If political leaders can’t have conscience rights, who can ?

    21 juin 2017, par Ben.johnson
    If political leaders can't have conscience rights, who can? To be a political leader, especially of a progressive liberal party in 2017, and to live as a committed Christian, to hold faithfully to the Bible’s teaching, has felt impossible. I seem to have been the subject of suspicion because of (...)
  • Explainer : What is the Queen’s Speech and the opening of Parliament ?

    21 juin 2017, par Ben.johnson
    Explainer: What is the Queen’s Speech and the opening of Parliament? This morning, Queen Elizabeth II opened a new session of the UK Parliament by delivering her 63rd “Queen’s Speech.” This event, which contains ceremonial elements dating back centuries, lays out the government’s vision for the (...)
  • The House of European History erases religion

    21 juin 2017, par Frank.holub
    The House of European History erases religion On May 6, the brand new House of European History in Brussels opened its doors. Since I happened to be in Brussels on the day of the opening, I decided to pay the House a visit. With respect to religion and religious liberty, I found an empty (...)
  • Attacking Finsbury Park’s peaceful Muslims violates Western values

    20 juin 2017, par Ben.johnson
    Attacking Finsbury Park's peaceful Muslims violates Western values Just after midnight local time on Monday, June 19, a man deliberately ran an oversized van into a crowd of pedestrians in London, seeking to crush out as many lives as possible. The scene has become familiar, from Jerusalem to (...)
  • Book review : ’On Liberty and its Enemies : Essays by Kenneth Minogue’

    16 juin 2017, par Ben.johnson
    Book review: 'On Liberty and its Enemies: Essays by Kenneth Minogue' On Liberty and its Enemies: Essays of Kenneth Minogue. (Timothy Fuller, ed.). New York: Encounter Books. 2017. 334 pages. Events of the last week – notably the general election 2017 – have produced what appears to be a seismic (...)
  • Solidarity does not require taxation

    16 juin 2017, par Ben.johnson
    Solidarity does not require taxation This week (June 12, to be specific) marked the Adam Smith Institute’s Tax Freedom Day, the symbolic day that British citizens stop working just to pay taxes and get to keep the money you earn. It is a publicity stunt aimed at getting people to notice how (...)
  • Protecting private property : The road to sainthood ?

    16 juin 2017, par Ben.johnson
    Protecting private property: The road to sainthood? The decision to protect private property from state control played a pivotal role in the upcoming beatification of a Catholic martyr. On June 25 in Vilnius, the Roman Catholic Church will beatify Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis. The ceremony (...)

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