PowerLinks 08.12.19

August 12, 2019 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 08.12.19

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Joaquin Castro, doxxing, and the crisis of political idolatry

Representative Joaquin Castro, D-TX, opened a controversy this week when he tweeted a list of Republican donors who live in his El Paso congressional district. Politics aside, its most important impact comes in revealing one of the greatest spiritual crises currently gripping the West: political idolatry. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.09.19

Mandatory National Service: A Bad Idea That Won’t Die Doug Bandow, The American Conservative Sorry Pete Buttigieg, but government conscription is unconstitutional and poorly thought through. Unalienable Rights and Religious Freedom Thomas K. 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...

Freedom vs. the new freedom: Reflections on the early Drucker

Peter Drucker’s first book, The End of Economic Man (1939), attempted to explain the growing appeal of fascism and Marxist communism in the first half of the twentieth century. For example, he wrote: The old aims and accomplishments of democracy: protection of dissenting minorities, clarification of issues through free discussion, compromise between equals, do not help in the new task of banishing the demons. Continue Reading...

The Imaginative Conservative reviews Samuel Gregg’s new book

It is a bright note of hope, set against the present daunting darkness, that shines throughout Samuel Gregg’s “Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization,” both illuminating the past and shedding much-needed light on the present situation, says Carl Olson, in his recent review for The Imaginative Conservative. Continue Reading...