At a ceremony this past Thursday in Washington, D.C., my friend Peter Berkowitz was awarded a 2017 Bradley Prize. Berkowitz’s body of work is important, in part, because it constitutes a powerful reply to so many of our reigning intellectual orthodoxies.
Peter Berkowitz, the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, was named a recipient of the 2017 Bradley Prize. Berkowitz was awarded the prize at an April 6 ceremony at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C. Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.
Both the quest for purity and the quest for unity [among conservatives] are misguided...
His reading list focuses on how liberty is won, lost, and neglected. By Jonathan Rauch.
I enjoyed Peter Berkowitz's very fine article "The Conservative Mind" (editorial page, May 29)...
When society and politics become degraded, when American communities crumble, merely “conserving” isn’t enough. Conservatism must restore.
In response to Jonah's query below , I think that Peter Berkowitz's selection of the "big three" of American conservatism is defensible, but debatable...
Out of the pages of history, the distinguished scholar and essayist Gertrude Himmelfarb offers intellectual, moral, and political aid for our time.
What a new history of American civil religion gets wrong.
Speaking in praise of freedom has fallen out of fashion in American politics. That throws public discourse out of step with the country’s constitutional system, which puts a premium on protecting individual liberty.
The Ten Commandments tell us nothing directly, and little indirectly, about the proper limits of government power. For that we must turn to John Locke.
The love of liberty has nourished our nation since before its founding. Yet classical liberalism, which ought to provide common ground for left and right in the United States, is under attack today by prominent elements of both.
The Constitution blends political ideas into a harmonious whole. Modern partisan warfare, on the other hand, sharpens differences and dulls the harmony, and democracy suffers.
Contrasting positions on American exceptionalism go to the heart of what distinguishes the 2016 Republican presidential field from its Democratic counterpart.