Carson Holloway

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Carson Holloway

Carson Holloway is a political scientist and the author of The Way of Life: John Paul II and the Challenge of Liberal Modernity (Baylor University Press), The Right Darwin? Evolution, Religion, and the Future of Democracy (Spence Publishing), and All Shook Up: Music, Passion and Politics (Spence Publishing), and the editor of a collection of essays entitled Magnanimity and Statesmanship (Lexington Books). His articles have appeared in the Review of Politics, Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, Perspectives on Political Science, and First Things. He is a regular contributor to the online journal The Public Discourse. Holloway was a 2005-06 William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Northern Illinois University in 1998.

Recent Posts

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A Few More Questions for Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren's speech to the Netroots Nation convention is much on my mind right now.  I thought of some other points after putting up an earlier post on it.  Like the famous and beloved Lieuten... More

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Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism

National Journal's blog has a post outlining what it claims are Elizabeth Warren's 11 Commandments of Progressivism, as she stated them at the recent Netroots Nation meeting.  They are not really com... More

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An Attack on Religious Freedom

According to the Weekly Standard's Terry Eastland, the bill introduced by Senate Democrats to effectively overturn the Hobby Lobby verdict in fact sweeps far more widely and presents a serious threat ... More

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A Great Catholic Writer on Marriage and Moral Tragedy

About a month ago I posted a blog item on "Divorce, Remarriage, and Moral Tragedy."  The point I tried to make is that some of those who argue for the Church taking a more lenient stance on these que... More

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Catholicism and Libertarianism, Part 2

In a recent post I discussed what I think are some problems in Kevin Williamson’s critique of Catholic thinking about economics and politics.  Here I would like to continue the critique. Here’... More

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The Left’s Reaction to the Hobby Lobby Verdict

The American left's reaction to the Hobby Lobby case ruling is a little strange.  It is not strange that they are disappointed.  Their side lost, so it is understandable that they would be unhappy a... More

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A Founding Father’s Advice to the IRS

While doing some work on the thought of Alexander Hamilton, America's first Secretary of the Treasury, I came across a remark that contemporary IRS officials might do well to ponder.  Indeed, it is f... More

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Libertarianism and Catholicism

Kevin Williamson has a piece at National Review that is sharply critical of some Catholic pronouncements on economics.  I'd like to respond to his piece, with a view to pointing out what I think are ... More

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Polygamy and Human Dignity

What is the relationship between monogamous marriage and a culture of human dignity?  I try to answer that question at Public Discourse. The core of my argument is that one way men, at least, lear... More

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Governor Christie and Alexis de Tocqueville

Here is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie performing "The Evolution of Dad Dancing" with Jimmy Fallon. And here is Democracy in America author Alexis de Tocqueville explaining one of the reasons d... More


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