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


Obamacare’s Deeper Problems: Three Views

I'd like to follow up on CatholicVote's most recent posting, which notes that the problems with the health care law go deeper than mere problems with the website.  Problems with the website are essen... More

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The Larger Significance of the Health Care Law’s Failure to Launch

Pat Buchanan has a column on the embarrassing failings of the government's health care website, written with all of his usual brio, wit, and pugnacity.  While he is clearly having fun at the expense ... More

President Obama Addresses The Nation On The Situation In Syria

Iraq, Obamacare, and the Uncertain Future of American Politics

Now that the partial government shutdown is over, the news is becoming more focused on problems with the launch of the Affordable Care Act.  Writing in the New York Times, Ross Douthat offered this a... More


Harry Reid’s Hypocrisy

The dominating news of this week is the efforts--failed, so far--of various factions in Congress to put together a deal that will reopen the government (or, more accurately, end the partial government... More


Porn: The New Narcotic

Over at Public Discourse, Morgan Bennett has an important two-part article dealing with the social and legal issues surrounding internet pornography. In part one, Bennett argues that pornography--e... More


An Atheist Praises the Pope

Pope Francis's efforts to reach out to non-Catholics have provoked a lot of comment, some of it from unexpected sources.  This week, for example, the Washington Post carried a piece by Herb Silverman... More

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President Obama’s Imperious Progressivism

Sometimes people who don't like the president criticize him for being personally arrogant.  I don't know if he is, and I am not sure that it matters.  But there is a kind of arrogance in his underst... More

President Obama Addresses The Nation On The Situation In Syria

The President Takes Aim at the House Republicans

The president's radio address this weekend was dedicated to promoting the (still controversial) Affordable Care Act and hitting the House Republicans for the way in which they intend to oppose it.  T... More


A Guide to the Budget Battle Propaganda

House Republicans have decided to try to use the budget process to defund Obamacare, and this has made American liberals very angry indeed.  Their commentary on the situation is, however, highly self... More

Pope Francis speaks to reporters aboard his plane while returning to Rome from World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)

Atheists Can Go To Heaven? Did Pope Francis Say Something New?

Some folks in the mainstream media are worked up because Pope Francis actually said that an atheist might go to heaven.  His remarks, from an article in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, are being... More



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