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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Salt of the Earth: The Church is Supposed to be Different

It is very common for some people, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, to call on the Church to change its teachings in order to be better in tune with "the times."  These calls never make m... More

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Slamming a Saint

I would like to follow up on Kate O'Hare's post noting the negative presentation of Thomas More in Wolf Hall and linking to Travis Curtright's excellent correction of the record at Public Discourse. ... More

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It’s a Glorious Time to be a Faithful Catholic

It seems that these are grim times to be a faithful Catholic.  Some people in positions of great cultural influence seem to be animated by a disdain for Catholics and the Catholic Church.  Here'... More

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Four Key Differences Between the Classic Civil Rights Movement and the New Left’s Campaign Against “Discrimination”

In the ugly controversy over Indiana's RFRA law, we have once again heard some proponents of gay rights present their movement as an heir to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s--and also ... More

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Dishonest Journalism Update

Yesterday I posted a piece noting that CBS Cleveland had put forward a misleading headline and first sentence in an article on an Indiana pizza place.  The headline (yesterday) said: "Indiana Pizza S... More

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Dishonest News Coverage of the Debate over “Discrimination”

The big story of this week is apparently Indiana's effort to pass a law modeled on the national Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  Supporters of the law complain that news coverage has been biased a... More

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The ACLU’s Attack on Civil Liberties

The ACLU has decided to lend its legal talents to the defense of an aggressive form of "civil rights," and this makes it hostile to traditional forms of civil liberties--especially the free exercise o... More

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The Perils of Physician Assisted Suicide

The Heritage Foundations indefatigable Ryan Anderson has a short article and two interviews out on the dangers of physician assisted suicide, which may become a new front in the battle to defend respe... More

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Conservatism and Judicial Restraint

When people think of non-liberal approaches to the exercise of judicial review, they usually think of conservatism's claims to endorse judicial restraint, in opposition to what conservatives think of ... More

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Patrick Henry: “Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!”

Yesterday was the 240th anniversary of Patrick Henry's famous speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses, ending with the cry, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"  To mark the occasion, I wrote a bri... More


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