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.

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Three Reasons to Remember that We Can Deserve the Death Penalty

As readers of CV, and of the larger Catholic blogosphere know, there has been a robust debate going on recently among Catholics about the morality of capital punishment.  I would like to say more abo... More

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Opinion Roundup: Catholics and Capital Punishment

The last month has seen a lot of Catholic commentary on the question of capital punishment, including by CatholicVote's own Tom Hoopes (see here).  For those who are interested, here is a round-up of... More

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A Catholic School Teacher Under Attack

You would expect a teacher working for a liberal, progressive school to get in trouble for putting up a Facebook post with an impassioned critique of the gay rights movement's use of the 14th Amendmen... More

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The Tyranny of “Rights”

David Warren--the Canadian blogger--is invaluable.  He is erudite, thoughtful, and thoroughly Catholic--well worth reading on a daily basis. He is also a pretty thorough critic of modernity, conte... More

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God, America, and Rights

What is the source of our rights?  Do they come from God?  Or are they merely a product of human agreement. This is, admittedly, a difficult philosophical question.  It is not, however, a diffic... More

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Buffoonery at the Oscars

One of the big stories to come out of this year's Oscar ceremonies is the appearance of the host, Neil Patrick Harris, in his underwear in one presentation.  It goes without saying that this marks a ... More

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Why Exclude Anybody from Communion?

Over the last few months, Catholics have had an on-and-off debate over who should and should not be admitted to Holy Communion.  This debate was provoked mainly by the synod on the family and the... More

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Alexander Hamilton and the Health Care Challenge

The founders are almost always relevant, even to our most up to date concerns.  This is true not because they could anticipate all those concerns, but because they had thought through principles that... More

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George Washington’s Greatness

What made George Washington great?  This is a question that comes to mind at this time of year.  Washington's birthday was observed on the 16th, and his actual birthday is still coming up, on the 22... More

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Judicial Lawlessness in Alabama

At this moment, Alabama is in a state of legal and judicial disarray.  A federal judge has declared the state's constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman unconst... More


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