Civic Culture

A Fine Time to Be a Catholic

By Robert R. Reilly, Crisis, April 30, 2021 As the late, great Fr. James Schall reminded us, “St. Thomas Aquinas teaches that the greatest service that we can offer our neighbor is to know the truth, to speak the truth.” Austin Ruse offers this greatest service in his new book, Under... read more

Ramona’s World: The Quiet Christianity of Beverly Cleary’s Beloved Books

By Rebekah Curtis, Public Discourse (Witherspoon Institute), April 14, 2021 Beverly Cleary did not make Ramona a specimen of moral improvement, or a Christian evangelist. She made her a Christian child. Unlike Christian families today, however, Ramona’s family lives a world in which... read more

How Much Ruin Do We Have Left?

By Victor David Hanson, National Review, April 22, 2021 We are learning how much will soon remain of what our ancestors bequeathed. As Americans know from their own illustrious history, any nation’s well-being hinges on only a few factors. Its prosperity, freedom, and overall stability... read more