Caroline Roberts

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

Posts by Caroline Roberts

The integration of reason and faith is what defines the West, says Samuel Gregg on Ave Maria Radio

The West is defined by more than just ideas such as freedom, dignity and equality, Samuel Gregg recently remarked in an interview about his new book, “Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization.” “I think at the core of the very identity of the West…is the notion that human beings are wired for truth, that we can engage in reasoned inquiries in search of truth,” he said. Continue Reading...

Acton Line rebroadcast: Tackling populism with Ben Domenech

Populism is gaining traction, both abroad and in the United States. In 2017, the Swedish libertarian think tank Timbro and the European Policy Information Center released their “Authoritarian Populism Index,” showing that populist parties have gained the highest percentage of the vote in nine countries, including Hungary (65.2%), Poland (46.4%) and Greece (45.1%). Continue Reading...

Book review: Samuel Gregg’s new book offers cautionary tale

What happens when the relationship between reason and faith is eroded? Samuel Gregg addresses this question in his latest book, “Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization.” “Samuel Gregg wishes to see the human spirit soar, and his new book…offers a concise intellectual history of the West through the prism of the relationship between faith and reason,” writes Free Beacon Media Analyst, Jeffrey Cimmino, in his book review. Continue Reading...