Articles by: khunker

A Cricket’s Conscience Conundrum

A Cricket’s Conscience Conundrum

September 20, 2012 at 8:30 am 1 comment

by Marie A. Connelly Jiminy Cricket once urged Pinocchio to “always let your conscience be your guide.”  He instructed Pinocchio to do the right thing and summon his conscience to help him distinguish right from wrong.   The story of Pinocchio teaches us that a well-formed conscience is necessary for moral […]

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Hate Speech Hates Free Speech

Hate Speech Hates Free Speech

September 19, 2012 at 11:00 am 1 comment

by Dan Kinning Free speech and expression have often held a precarious and fragile place within British society, subject to the changing political and social forces of the time.  In the last century, the coercive power of the state was used to quell opposition to the World Wars, the right […]

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Paul Ryan and the Children of Keynes

Paul Ryan and the Children of Keynes

September 19, 2012 at 9:45 am 2 comments

by Piero A. Tozzi Mitt Romney’s nomination of Catholic congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate has generated criticism from certain members of the “Catholic Left,” who accuse Ryan of being a ”cafeteria Catholic” – a charge more typically levied by the orthodox against those who deviate from church teaching […]

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Liberty: The Most Basic Right

Liberty: The Most Basic Right

September 19, 2012 at 9:00 am 0 comments

by Roger Pilon Moral, political, and legal thought employs many basic terms, all of which must be defined and systematically related if the thought is to be coherent and sound. Among those basic terms are adjectives like “good” and “right” and nouns like a “right.” The former are grounded in […]

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Constitutionalism

Constitutionalism

September 19, 2012 at 8:00 am 2 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry Our electronic media culture reinforces an ever-shortening attention span. It focuses all attention on the immediate, the here and now. The past seems to disappear as quickly as a plate of cookies in the employee lounge. But no matter how much sensationalism is crammed into 24-hour […]

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