Saint Albert the Great: Why Property is Needed

Saint Albert the Great (1200-1280) was a theologian and philosopher of great renown. He was a Dominican bishop, best known as a teacher of Saint Thomas Aquinas at the University of Paris. He simply states … Continue reading

Yes, Virginia, There Is a God

It is has become a custom for practically every newspaper in America to reprint, during the Christmas season, the marvelous editorial, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” Since it first appeared in 1897, it … Continue reading

The Amazing Origins of the Most Beautiful Christmas Song

Far beyond the ocean, in a valley in the Austrian Alps, lies the age-old village of Oberndorf, looking now much as it did one, two, or three hundred years ago. In the center of the … Continue reading

Can America’s Schools Be Saved? An Insider Weighs In

The American education system has long been in crisis. It seems every administration seeks to reform the system, but it usually ends up making matters worse. The book, Can America’s Schools Be Saved? How the … Continue reading

What Suits Can Teach Us About Markets

In the book, Return to Order, there is a chapter on standardization and how it favors the advance of frenetic intemperance in economy. Standardized goods, we claim, lead to the standardized masses. It destroys the … Continue reading

Not Everyone’s Doing It

One of the perceptions that fuel frantic lifestyles is the idea that everyone is involved in a particular fad or fashion. Especially in our mass society, the penalty for not being part of what “everyone … Continue reading