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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The President and Who We are as a People

The always excellent Andrew Ferguson has a good piece at the Weekly Standard commenting on President Obama's habit of using the expression "who we are as a people."  As is usual with Ferguson's writi... More

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The Destruction of The New Republic

The New Republic is (or was) probably the most respected left of center journal of opinion in the United States.  It has a venerable history, having been founded a century ago by impressive intellect... More

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Abraham Lincoln,Thanksgiving, and the First Amendment

Over at the Heritage Foundation's blog, The Daily Signal, I have a piece arguing that the longstanding tradition of presidential proclamations of thanksgiving challenges the contemporary theory that h... More

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Benedict XVI on Politics and the Holy Mass

The other day at the used book store, an older title by Joseph Ratzinger--not yet Benedict XVI--caught my eye: The Feast of Faith, a collection of reflections on the liturgy.  I am primarily interest... More

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The President’s Immigration Order

We will soon see what, exactly, the president's executive order on immigration looks like.  The various accounts of it that have been floated over the last few months, however, give some sense of wha... More

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Obamacare’s Uncertain Future

Over at the Weekly Standard, attorney Adam J. White has a good piece describing the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act that the Supreme Court has just decided to hear.  Or I should rather say... More

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The Fate of Obamacare

The New York Times's esteemed Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse has a piece discussing the Supreme Court's decision to grant review in the King v. Burwell case, which challenges some of the subs... More

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Saint Martin of Tours and Veterans Day

Today in the Church is the memorial of Saint Martin of Tours.  Meanwhile, today in America it also Veterans Day. Martin is most famous for having cut his military cloak in half to share with a beg... More

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Communion and the Pastoral Care of the Divorced and Remarried Catholic

In all the debate about the Church's teaching and practice with regard to communion and the divorced and remarried Catholic, I think we have lost sight of a basic question, and a very important questi... More

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Divorce and Remarriage and the Prodigal Son

At his National Catholic Reporter blog Michael Sean Winters takes New York Times columnist (and convert to Catholicism) Ross Douthat to task for worrying about the pastoral implications of a change in... More


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