A Summer With Virgil

by Bruce S. Thornton Defining Ideas “To read the Latin & Greek authors in their original,” Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “is a sublime luxury.” Fortunately, for those who don’t read Greek and Latin, the great works of Classical literature are available in first-rate translations. The following five classics are some of the best works from …

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Obama’s Presidency and the Pathologies of Progressivism

by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage Magazine Obama’s presidency has failed miserably, but it has accomplished one thing: it has revealed for all to see the lethal pathologies of progressive ideology. This doesn’t mean progressivism will go away. Share This

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Do We Need Politicians Who Are Smart or Virtuous?

by Bruce S. Thornton Advancing a Free Society “The president isn’t very bright,” Bret Stephens writes in The Wall Street Journal, an assessment that raises an important question: Is “intelligence” necessary in a president? Share This

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Principle and the Possible

by Bruce S. Thornton Advancing a Free Society The continuing stalemate over raising the debt ceiling is provoking a lot of voters into Mercutio’s “a pox on both your houses” response. Share This

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