Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 08.24.17

School Choice: A Solution to Segregation
John Northdurft, Opportunity Lives

“No institution in America has done more to perpetuate segregation than public schools. Until 1954, segregated schools were legal in America and it was the standard practice in much of the South.”

Can Trump’s Religious Freedom Ambassador Actually Succeed?
Judd Birdsall, Foreign Policy

When it comes to religious tolerance, a skeptical world doesn’t believe America practices what it preaches.

Why Young People Fall For Socialism
George Leef, The Corner

A huge part of the socialist project, going back to the 19th century, was to capture the commanding heights of thought within society, from which the socialists would control the people’s beliefs.

Nigeria’s first ever corruption survey is as bad as most people imagined
Yomi Kazeem, Quartz

Corruption is bad in Nigeria—but just how bad? Thanks to the first ever large-scale household survey on corruption released last week by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Nigerians finally have a idea. For the most part, it’s not good.

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).