Acton Institute Powerblog Archives

Post Tagged 'transatlantic'

Is wealth immoral? A Jewish view

At a public event earlier this year, when Ta-Nahisi Coates asked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez if any “moral world” ever “allows for billionaires,” she replied simply, No.” Earlier this month, Adam Roberts asked at Vox, “Is wealth immoral?” while, some time earlier, journalist A.Q. Continue Reading...

Bishop Robert Barron explains Marxism in 21 minutes

Despite Marxism’s growing popularity among young people, church authorities spend little time discussing the topic – and when they do, they often speak in a misleading way. Thankfully, Bishop Robert Barron, the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, addressed the topic at length last week. 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...

Prince Harry’s two-child policy?

Although the British monarchy lost most of its formal power, it still exercises a number of functions in society: symbol of unity and continuity, devoted servant, and good example. Prince Harry put this last activity in peril when he said he would have no more than two children. Continue Reading...