Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 02.21.19

Must the president be a moral leader?
Michael Blake, The Conversation

If someone is good at the difficult job of political leadership, must they demonstrate exceptional moral character as well?

What Would the Impartial Spectator Do?
Joseph Knippenberg, Law and Liberty

The public’s authentic position about any number of issues may be corrupt—Adam Smith may guide us through the alternative.

What to Do About the Rebirth of Socialism
Matthew Continetti, Washington Free Beacon

The separation of the moral and cultural from the political and economic was the crack in the foundation of democratic capitalism.

Why civility could change our politics and culture
Daniel Darling, ERLC

The impulse to see someone’s humanity, even if we find that person morally compromised or objectionable or violent, has its roots in an ancient biblical text.

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).