Joseph Loconte

Cicero’s Analysis Of Decline Offers Lessons For The West

The great statesman and orator traced the disintegration of the Republic to Rome’s desperate lack of principled leadership

Undeterred, Erdogan Usurps Ataturk’s Legacy

Turkish democracy remains under threat despite Erdogan's election setback

Man Without God

When did the West become post-Christian?

Constitutional Ignoramus

In attempting to answer his question Why Tolerate Religion, Chicago philosopher Brian Leiter wilfully neglects the impact of the Judaeo-Christian tradition on Western civilisation

A Nation of Heretics

Religious belief is on the rise in the US but not of the traditional sort. Rather, a self-serving, navel-gazing, pseudo-Christianity has taken hold

Academic Ideals

Amid the higher costs for university tuition online degree courses are gaining traction. Plato and Cicero would be turning in their grave

Obama v Madison

Obama's edict that religious organisations must contribute to birth control has wantonly undermined the sanctity of religious conscience

Stott’s Gospel

Dishonest and distasteful journalists have co-opted the late, great evangelical Reverend for their own, secular causes

Burke’s Warning

History may remember the Arab Spring's "noble revolutionaries" in the same terms as those of the French Revolution — utopian and doomed to failure

Obama’s Fantasies

Barack Obama's utopian daydreams lack moral courage, and are a gift to his enemies

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"