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


A Modest Balanced Budget Proposal

Conservatives should not waste their time or energy promoting a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.  It is too hard to accomplish.  The amendment process requires supermajorities of both ... More


Four Ways to Have a More Meaningful Advent

Every year Christmas--or the "Holiday season"--seems to become more of a racket and less of a celebration of one of the central mysteries of the Christian faith.  This is, I suppose, not an issue for... More


Thanksgiving, the Founding, and the First Amendment

The First Amendment to the Constitution requires a strict separation of church and state--so say, at any rate, contemporary American liberals.  And we can't just ignore them, because they have the co... More


Pope Francis Earns His Name

Some of Pope Francis's comments have caused some conservative Catholics to throw up their hands, even during the relatively short period he has been pope.  Francis has said nothing contrary to orthod... More

Edmund Burke, Father of Modern Conservatism

Freedom is Not Enough

Conservatism's recent defeats--in the 2012 election, and in the more recent government shutdown--have provoked a debate among conservatives about what conservatism is and what it should do.  A recent... More

President Obama Addresses The Nation On The Situation In Syria

How Serious Are Obama’s Untruths?

It is now tolerably clear that the president of the United States knowingly misled the public about the effects of the health care law when he was promoting it.  He repeatedly assured voters that the... More


The Conservative Culture Warrior at 75

Pat Buchanan turned 75 the other day.  His birthday is November 2: All Souls Day.  When I saw an article mentioning this, I was reminded of Timothy Stanley's excellent biography of Buchanan: The Cru... More


Remember Joe (“You Lie!”) Wilson?

This afternoon as I was thinking about the political scene, I suddenly remembered Joe Wilson, the Republican House member from South Carolina who vaulted himself to national notoriety by yelling "you ... More


Author of The Exorcist on Catholic Education, Abortion, and Faith

The Washington Post has an interview feature with William Peter Blatty, author of the blockbuster novel The Exorcist, the basis of the equally blockbuster film of the same name.  The occasion of the ... More


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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