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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Marriage, Doctrine, and Lived Experience

There is a lot of discussion going on about the document produced at this stage in connection with the synod on the family.  The document suggests that we need to attend to the lived experience of co... More

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What Do You Mean “We,” Mr. President?

Recently I posted a few comments on the claim made by some conservatives that the president comes off as a narcissist because, they say, of his excessive use of the personal pronoun, as well as the de... More

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Social Teaching and the Saints

Most faithful Catholics agree that the world would be a better place if more of us paid more careful attention to the Church's social teaching.  It is hard, however, to get even very serious Catholic... More

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Las Vegas School District Considers Teaching 5-8 Year Olds About Masturbation

The Clark County School Board is considering changes to its sex education curriculum, including the possibility of teaching five to eight year old children that "touching and rubbing one's genitals to... More

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Narcissist in Chief?

John McWhorter has an interesting article at the Daily Beast in which he discusses the assertion made by some commentators on the right that President Obama is a narcissist.  McWhorter thinks the cha... More

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Non-Partisan Political Prognosticator Predicts Republican Wave

Stuart Rothenberg, one of the two most famous American electoral handicappers (the other is Charlie Cook) is predicting a Republican wave in the upcoming Senate elections--sort of.  Rothenberg makes ... More

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The Black Mass in Oklahoma

According to this ABC News article, preparations are ongoing for a satanic black mass in Oklahoma City. Some thoughts: First, although it would be very understandable for Christians--and de... More

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Contra Mark Shea on a Begging Ordinance

Over at the National Catholic Register, Mark Shea has a piece entitled "Against Punishing the Poor."  It criticizes city officials of Norton Shores, Michigan, for considering amendments to two ordina... More

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Questioning Dawkins’s Utilitarianism

I would like to follow up Stephen White's post about Richard Dawkins's tweet to the effect that abortion would be the moral choice for a woman who knew she was pregnant with a child with Downs Syndrom... More

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Logic and Elite Education

There is an amusing bit in C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in which Professor Kirk suggests--to the astonishment of the older Pevensie children--that they should actually believe li... More


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