Author: Daniel J. Mahoney


What Does Our Nation Mean to Us?

This post was originally published on realclearpolitics.com. As we approach this Fourth of July, the United States is consumed by reckless violence, nihilistic silencing, and a systematic assault on the nation’s cultural and political patrimony. The voices of sanity are few, and civic courage is in short supply. The exemplars of such courage in the…

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In Defense of Political Reason

The liberal order rests on conservative, not rationalist, foundations.

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Theorizing the Moral Foundations of Democracy

The American Founding was not based on “neutral principles.”