How Did Law Come to Subvert Order? 2

How Did Law Come to Subvert Order?

In the book, Return to Order, there is a description of a legal order that came from Christendom. This order was tied to a higher natural law found in God’s law and to which all, … Continue reading

Organic Christian Society and the Second Amendment 1

Organic Christian Society and the Second Amendment

The right to keep and bear arms is enshrined in our American Constitution and culture to the point that many think this right is uniquely American. However, the historical evidence is quite surprising. Pre-modern and … Continue reading

Saying “Thank You” With Feeling

Saying “Thank You” With Feeling

How does one stand out these days? Write a thank-you note. No, not a thank-you email, text message or tweet. Banish the multiple exclamation marks (!!!!!) or the CAPITAL letters and silly emoticons that attract … Continue reading

The Big Pile of Work That Must Get Done

The Big Pile of Work That Must Get Done

In face of a recession that never recedes, the assumption of a broad and growing prosperity for the middle class is in doubt. Gone are the heady days of the post-Cold War triumphalism of the … Continue reading

Return to Order Featured at Benedictine

Return to Order Featured at Benedictine

On April 12, Return to Order author John Horvat II visited at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas to address students on topics related to the book. Mr. Horvat spoke to one of the business school’s graduate classes … Continue reading

My “Return to Order” Moment in Charleston

Contrasting Living Beings with Machines

Many authors have compared a living being with a machine to show the contrast between an organic society and an individualistic or mechanistic society. Indeed, compare the two. A living being grows and develops at … Continue reading

Addressing America’s Unresolved Questions

Addressing America’s Unresolved Questions

A review of Catholicism and the Shaping of Nineteenth Century America by John Gjerde, edited by S. Deborah Kang, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2012. Part of the fascination of history is its ability to … Continue reading

Natural and Organic Life v. Artificial & Mechanical Existence 1

Natural and Organic Life v. Artificial & Mechanical Existence

  A room with cleverly calculated proportions: wide enough and with a high enough ceiling to simultaneously convey the harmonious yet contrary impressions of warmth and relief. It easily accommodates the furniture, paintings, chandelier, and … Continue reading

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