Sometimes It Takes a Baby to Bring Out the Humanity in Us

Sometimes It Takes a Baby to Bring Out the Humanity in Us

Air travel today might be considered the triumph of individualism. It involves people in their own bubbles rushing to destinations with little human contact. It is a case of Hobbes’ “every man against every man” as all travelers compete with each other to navigate inside the lonely crowd. All think about themselves in a climate … Read more

How to Get the Schools America Needs

How to Educate an American is a collection of essays edited by Michael J. Petrilli and Chester E. Finn, Jr. that embraces a serious task. The subtitle set out its goal – The Conservative Vision for Tomorrow’s Schools. Unfortunately, this book cannot deliver something that does not exist. There is no unified conservative vision for … Read more

What Do You Say to Graduates Who Will Have Everything?

Those who address graduates usually speak about the struggle to obtain success in life. Graduates are told that they must now face the difficult challenges that await them. They should accept no limits in their quest to change the world. Armed with their new skills, they can now face whatever life can throw at them. … Read more

Why Poor Substitutes to the Family Flourish in the Digital World

A recent study conducted by a British organization called OnePoll finds that one-third of Americans cannot even name all four of their grandparents. If this is accurate, far fewer know where their grandparents were born, the nature of the work that they did, or the things that they found interesting. Reflecting on this poll brings … Read more

Return to Order: Ch. 11, The Destruction of Higher Law (Listen and Learn)

Return to Order Return to Order: Ch. 11, The Destruction of Higher Law (Listen and Learn)

You are invited to listen to the following section of Return to Order, “The Destruction of Higher Law” from chapter 11. Afterwards, consider the following questions and how they apply to our present moral crisis.   Listen: Return to Order, Part1, Chapter 11, The Implosion of Individualism, “The Destruction of Higher Law”   Learn: Individualism … Read more

The Sexual Revolution’s Unhappy Result: Self-Marriage

Return to Order The Sexual Revolution’s Unhappy Result: Self-Marriage

With everyone marrying anyone, it would seem only a matter of time before someone would end up marrying no one. Leave it to the postmodern imagination to open up absurd frontiers in non-marriage. Marrying no one is now an option. Officially, it is called sologamy. It consists of a person marrying one’s self. It sounds … Read more

Analyzing the Apple Watch Ad: “As individual as you are”

Return to Order Analyzing the Apple Watch Ad: “As individual as you are”

Appealing to man’s desire to be “individual,” Apple has released a new ad for their smart watch stating, “As individual as you are.” The ad continues, “everyone is different. So we designed Apple Watch to reflect a wide range of tastes and styles. And you can make it even more personal, to suit the occasion … Read more

What Is Individualism’s Effect on Society?

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Individualism has long been a part of our American culture. Alexis de Tocqueville in his nineteenth century classic study, Democracy in America, explained how it manifests itself. He writes: “Individualism is a calm and considered feeling which disposes each citizen to isolate himself from the mass of his fellows and withdraw into the circle of … Read more

The God of Individualism

Return to Order The God of Individualism

Individualism is so ingrained in American culture that it almost becomes a religious ideal with a zeal that borders on fanaticism. In such a culture, it is not principles and morals that govern our action but merely the whims and desires of the individual. Read the popular article: We Must Resist the Temptation to Secession … Read more

Society – A Meeting Place of Wills?

Return to Order Society – A Meeting Place of Wills?

The great Alasdair MacIntyre described well the mentality of the modern individualist who has no concept of what a true society is. Is Technology Ruining Your Life? Take A Quick Quiz To Find Out By Clicking Here. For the individualist, the social world is “nothing but a meeting place for individual wills, each with its … Read more