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Articles by John D. Carlson


The Democratic Virtue of Losing

Easter, which began yesterday and extends until Pentecost, provides an occasion for Christians to meditate on the consummate paradox at the heart of their faith. …

By John D. Carlson


In Remembrance: Reading the Christmas Letters of Jean Bethke Elshtain (1941-2013)

This time of year is, for many, a season of hopefulness—of anticipation and celebration of joyous things to come. Yet, as the cards and letters …

By John D. Carlson


A Moral Guide to Obama’s Foreign Policy

Three years ago today, President Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize. The awkward contexts of 2009 that accompanied, if not overshadowed, the award and his …

By John D. Carlson

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