His reading list focuses on how liberty is won, lost, and neglected. By Jonathan Rauch.
Hoover senior fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses religion in the United States on the John Batchelor Show. Topics include the discourse on freedom of religion in the United States, Islam in the United States, and John Rawls’s political theories.
Yesterday, the Heritage Foundation, in conjunction with the Hoover Institution, hosted an event with this blunt title: “Identity Politics Is a Threat to Society: Is There Anything We Can Do About It At This Point?” The panel consisted my friends John Fonte and Peter Berkowitz; my hero Heather Mac Donald; our long-time blog nemesis Andrew Sullivan; and Michael Lind, an original thinker whose book about the Vietnam War was the subject of the first post I ever wrote on Power Line, more than 16 years ago.
Thirty years after the phrase came into vogue, the culture wars are alive and well—and more heated and complex than ever. A comprehensive peace is not in the cards.
Among their many aspirations for his presidency, Barack Obama’s admirers nurse a persistent hope that he might be able to end the culture wars...
Progressives are fond of saying that they stand for empathy and compromise, and are quick to blame conservatives for polarizing our politics. Their feverish reaction last week to the Supreme Court’s thoughtful 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. shows that progressives could use more of the virtues they claim as their own.
A class essay condemning rape was ‘unnecessarily provocative,’ the Title IX coordinator allegedly said.
As administrators foist ‘social justice’ on 4,000 suburban students, parents plead for balance.
Few top colleges explain their purpose to students. They want to talk gender and inequality instead.
Peter Berkowitz on Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life by Anthony T. Kronman
France may have a case for banning the burqa. By Peter Berkowitz.
Professors have a professional interest in—indeed a professional duty to uphold—liberty of thought and discussion...
Civics education must not be indoctrination, but it also must not be overlooked. By Peter Berkowitz.
Two years ago in my Standard column "Bucking the deans at Dartmouth," I placed the trustee election in which Peter Robinson and Todd Zywicki were running in the context of William F. Buckley's historic contribution to the conservative cause...
Jack Kemp, who died Saturday at age 73, did something exceptional...
Looking over the Internet this past week, I noticed that Christopher Buckley had expressed his disapproval of President Obama yet again, this time chiding the chief executive for his television appearance with Jay Leno...
A near quadrupling of the federal deficit in 2009 alone. The nationalization of the Detroit automakers...
Heather Mac Donald on How the Delusion of Diversity Destroys Our Common Humanity and Open-Minded Curiosity
Heather Mac Donald discusses her book The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.
Has increased immigration to EU member nations created distrust and delusion, contributing to a continent in the grip of a culture in the midst of its own suicide?