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The many deaths of liberalism
Daniel H Cole and Aurelian Craiutu, Aeon

The death of conservatism has been proclaimed, though only very rarely. Why is it then that authoritarianism seemingly never dies (as a political theory) and conservatism dies only very rarely, yet liberalism is declared dead so frequently and persistently?

Pope warns climate change turning Earth into desert, garbage
Associated Press

Pope Francis urged governments on Friday to make good on their commitments to curb global warming, warning that climate change, continued unsustainable development and rampant consumption threatens to turn the Earth into a vast pile of “rubble, deserts and refuse.”

Donald Trump’s Trade War Is Proving The Free Traders Right
Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

It seems almost embarrassing to have to rehearse the case for free trade, but Donald Trump is determined to make us learn it all over again, the hard way.

Socialism is Not Built on Compassion. It’s Built on Dehumanizing Others
Barry Brownstein, FEE

How is it possible to insist that the next socialist regime will be different?

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Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).