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Social Media Are Victims, Not Villains, in Russian Scandal

In the roughly three years since our intelligence services first notified the Democratic National Committee that Russian hackers had gained entry into their computer systems, a great number of people have expressed great amounts of outrage over what. . .

Crisis, Lies and Morality: Snyder’s “On Tyranny”

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. By Timothy Snyder (New York: Tim Duggan Books, 2017). Would you recognize the signs of an incipient tyranny? Would you know how to oppose it? Timothy Snyder’s incisive book, On Tyranny, aims to. . .

Economics in Ayn Rand’s Political Philosophy

In a previous New Ideal article, I explained how I came to write a chapter in editor Jonathan Hoenig’s A New Textbook of Americanism: The Politics of Ayn Rand. My chapter contains answers to seven of the forty-one questions Ayn Rand thought needed. . .

Church-State Separation: A Principle, Not a “Wall” (Part 2)

Previously on New Ideal, we published Part 1 of Onkar Ghate’s recently published chapter “A Wall of Separation between Church and State: Understanding This Principle’s Supporting Arguments and Far-Reaching Implications” from Foundations of a Free. . .

The Virulent Pull of Tribalism

Tribalism is resurging. One of its most obvious manifestations can be seen in politics. Today what seems to matter first and above all else is loyalty to one’s political tribe and its leaders, not the facts about an issue, not the truth on any given. . .

Church-State Separation: A Principle, Not a “Wall” (Part 1)

Does the First Amendment separate church and state? Thomas Jefferson thought so. In a letter written early in his presidency, Jefferson famously described the First Amendment to the US Constitution as “building a wall of separation between Church. . .

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