Sarah Stanley

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Are you brave enough to tell a joke?

Ticking Giants (2017) tells how an Egyptian comedian found a way to fight against and call out abusive leaders with creative non-violence. This new documentary directed and produced by Sara Taksler follows Dr. Continue Reading...

Audio: The Populist push against globalization

KangZeLiu, Globalization, CC BY-SA 4.0 Acton’s Director of Research, Samuel Gregg recently spoke on the Library of Law and Liberty’s podcast Liberty Law Talk to answer the question, “Is globalization in retreat?” You can listen to the discussion here. Continue Reading...

Every man is the architect of his own fortune

Boys’ Latin students hard at work. Black and Latino young men from poor communities show statistically low high school graduation and attendance rates. One group of young men, however, is proving that that academic underperformance doesn’t have to be the norm. Continue Reading...

Chinese Communists intensify religious persecution, according to new report

A disturbing new report from Freedom House shows how widespread religious persecution is in China. Titled “The Battle for China’s Spirit,” this report looks at “religious revival, repression, and resistance under [General Secretary of the Communist Party of China] XI Jinping.” The report reveals that “under Xi Jinping’s leadership, religious persecution in China has increased overall.” Despite this intensification of persecution, the Chinese religious have remained resilient. Continue Reading...

Michael J. Novak, Jr. [1933 – 2017]

Theologian, public intellectual, and close friend of the Acton Institute, Michael J. Novak Jr., passed away last night on February 17, 2017. Acton Institute President Rev. Robert A. Sirico reflects on the passing of his friend and mentor Michael Novak, who through his writings influenced scores of scholars and theologians to recognize the potential of the market economy and the centrality of the dignity of the human person. Continue Reading...