John Foster Dulles, the Cold War architect

John Foster Dulles was Dwight D. Eisenhower’s secretary of state from 1953 to 1959. In the tense, early years of Cold War politics, Dulles pursued a foreign policy designed to isolate the Soviet Union and undermine the spread of Communism. Continue Reading...

Video: Rev. Sirico at Acton’s 29th anniversary dinner

The Acton Institute celebrated its 29th anniversary on October 15th at the JW Marriott hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Last week, we featured Andrew Klavan’s excellent keynote address here on the blog; this week, we’re pleased to share the remarks of Acton President and co-founder Rev. Continue Reading...

Video: Robert Doar on poverty in America

In July of this year, Robert Doar officially took the reins as President of the American Enterprise Institute, succeeding friend of Acton Arthur C. Brooks in that role. Yesterday, we were pleased to welcome Doar to deliver an address on poverty in America as part of the 2019 Acton Lecture Series. Continue Reading...

Angela Dills on Uber and the social good

In recent years, Uber and other ride-sharing services have caused a lot of turmoil in urban transportation markets that have long been dominated by traditional taxi companies. And with the arrival of a disruptive force in a market, many questions arise: who benefits from the disruptions caused by new technologies? Continue Reading...

Reason and faith at the Heritage Foundation

Since my book Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization appeared in June this year, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the reception. The book seems to have touched upon topics that, while not at the forefront on daily political debate, are on many people’s minds and underlie some of the bigger questions that are to be found just beneath the surface of many contemporary discussions in Western countries. Continue Reading...