Caroline Roberts

Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.

Posts by Caroline Roberts

Acton Line podcast: Communist China dunks on NBA; Robert Doar on poverty in America

On October 4, Daryl Morey, manager of the Houston Rockets, posted a tweet that included the words “Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong.” Afterwards, China severed several partnerships they had with the Rockets in retaliation, leading Morey to delete his tweet and apologize for it and also prompting NBA commissioner Adam Silver to issue a statement declaring that the NBA does not regulate the speech of its players. Continue Reading...

Why Western Civilization is worth saving

“What is valuable in Western Civilization and why is it worth saving?” Alejo José G. Sison, president of the European Business Ethics Network, poses this question at the beginning of his book review of  Samuel Gregg’s “Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization.” In his review, Sison notes how Gregg approaches questions about the philosophical roots of Western Civilization with “honesty” and “modesty,” offering a refreshing view of the West without being reductionist. Continue Reading...