Tag: Progressivism

The Jesuit Paideia

The early 20th century Catholic apologist, G. K. Chesterton, lamented about the sorry state of education. In his view, the main fact about education is that it does not exist. As he perceived it in England, there was little direct integration or...

A False Positive

One of the very minor side effects of the recent pandemic was its assault on the language. There was at least one new word that has irritated me ever since. The word is Positivity. This neologism will just not go away like the muddled idea...

Our Most Important Product

It was so good to have a modicum of sports, especially baseball, to distract me from the political, medical and cultural woes that have befallen our country. Still something is not right with us and I do not mean the Wuhan-19 virus. In reading about...

A History Lesson

The first line from soul singer Sam Cooke’s 1960 hit, Wonderful World, begins prophetically Don’t know much about history! How is it that Americans seem so ignorant of their own history? And why is it what they presume to know sounds as if it had...

The Invisible March to Enlightenment

The fissure in the Republican Party dates back, at least, to the nomination of Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater for president in 1964. The last presidential election underscored just how broad that split has gotten, one that has been festering for...

They Hate Us

Not since the American Civil War has such boundless hatred been so widespread, especially in our political culture. This new-emerging atmosphere of vitriol reminded me of the maiden season of the one of the many attempts at creating yet another...

The Problem with Modern Liberalism

Liberalism as a political philosophy is historically a very American ideology. Its foundational framework, espoused by Enlightenment Thinkers such as John Locke, holds that government’s role is to protect the natural rights of the people, rights...

Progressivism’s Fundamental Flaw

Progressivism’s Fundamental Flaw

Progressivism is the dominant political and social philosophy of our time. Even people who know little about it tend to regard it favorably. They believe that since progress suggests moving forward, developing, and improving, Progressivism must be...