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‘Everything beautiful is prepared as a sacrifice’

Roger Scruton | 17 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, elitism, minorities
In defence of elitism.


An ode to Democracy in America

John Keane | 06 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Alexis de Tocqueville, democracy
Why de Tocqueville's masterpiece is still worth reading.


The Christian roots of democracy’s most iconic document

Thomas Andrew | 16 June 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, democracy, England, Magna Carta
One of the most important influences on the Magna Carta has been airbrushed out of history.


‘The happiest day of your life is never over’

Garry Kasparov | 25 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: commencement address, democracy, moral values, mothers
But first, listen to your mother, a chess champion tells new graduates.


Just the facts, ma’am: rebutting the false ‘inevitability’ narrative

John C. Eastman | 28 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, same-sex marriage, US Supreme Court
The change in attitude to same-sex marriage has been enormous, says a Supreme Court judge. Really?


Is more blasphemy the best response?

Michael Cook | 08 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: blasphemy, Charlie Hebdo, democracy, Enlightenment, terrorist
Awful as the Paris massacre is, does it really mean that we ought to blaspheme more?


Challenged by the internet, professional journalism pushes back

Jeffrey Alexander | 21 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, internet, journalism
As the dust settles from this newest wave of technology, what is emerging is a new hybridity.


Appeals judge to gay rights advocates: why use the courts?

Carolyn Moynihan | 08 August 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: courts, democracy, same-sex marriage


Why we should keep the cult of youth out of politics

Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 06 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, politics, youth
Only someone at home with the humdrum of life is qualified for political activity.


Eurosceptics and family values

Peter Smith | 02 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, European Parliament, family values
What does the new European parliament augur for human dignity and the family?


Is this democracy? 28 EU commissioners veto 2 million strong petition

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, democracy, embryonic stem cell research, European Union
You don’t have to be a Eurosceptic to have issues with Big Europe.


Is climate change a threat to democracy?

Michael Cook | 28 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, democracy, environment
Two recent proposals suggest that the Ivory Tower has lost faith in the wisdom of democracy.


Democracy is broke. Here’s how to fix it

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, family, The Economist, virtue
People are dying in the name of democracy while others are disenchanted. What has gone wrong?


Democracy in times of crisis

John Keane | 26 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, democracy
Without strong leaders democracies can only muddle through.


Defending human dignity and democracy in Europe

Sophia Kuby | 09 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, democracy, Estrela report, European Parliament
The defeat of a radical report in the European Parliament has encouraged the pro-family alliance across Europe.


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