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 succinct 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...

Book review: ‘Reason, faith, and the struggle for Western civilization’ by Samuel Gregg

Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization. Samuel Gregg. Regnery Gateway. 2019. 192 pages. Reviewed by Rev. Ben Johnson. Next to his ubiquitous quotation about the corrupting nature of power, Lord Acton’s best-known aphorism may be that “liberty is the delicate fruit of a mature civilization.” In his newest book, Samuel Gregg plunges deep into the roots that nourish the ecosystem of human freedom. Continue Reading...

Is income inequality acceptable?

In the past few weeks, democratic presidential hopefuls outlined income inequality fixes anywhere from $1,000 per month basic income to free college and single payer healthcare. While many operate on the assumption that income equality results in a fair economic system, I do not. Continue Reading...

Daily Caller reviews Samuel Gregg’s new book

Samuel Gregg, director of research at the Acton Institute, released a new book titled, Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization. In his book, Gregg discusses the dangers that an unbalanced relationship between faith and reason imposes on a society. Continue Reading...

Religious faith: It’s a market?

When a market is mentioned, buying, selling, and everyday business activities usually come to mind. Economists Rachel M. McCleary and Robert J. Barro have a broader focus in their new book, The Wealth of Religions: The Political Economy of Believing and Belonging. Continue Reading...