All posts by Andrew Walker

Benson’s Books

Over at his blog, Mere-O friend Christopher Benson has an excellent listing of new or forthcoming books from various publishing houses. Benson’s list covers a wide range of genres, so if you ever have the audacity to label yourself a member...

/ July 20, 2011

Mere-O @ Acton U

I’m currently in Grand Rapids, Michigan attending the Acton Institute’s “Acton University”—an annual four-day conference focused, broadly, around two topics: Religion and Liberty. Acton is often pegged as a free-market think-tank, but after two days of discussion, it is evident...

/ June 16, 2011

The Heritage Foundation: Faith, Justice, & Civil Society

In late May, I spent a week studying the intersection of faith, justice, and civil society at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. Heritage, as many of you are no doubt familiar with, is America’s premier conservative think tank on issues relating...

/ June 7, 2011

The Social Conservative Case for Mitch Daniels

What potential presidential candidate has started a private “Christ-centered” Christian school aimed at serving the poor? What potential presidential candidate and current governor won re-election in 2008 even though then-candidate Obama won the state’s electoral vote? What potential presidential candidate...

/ May 16, 2011

Rick Santorum’s “Constitutional Illiteracy?”

Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post’s conservative beat reporter, has an all-out assault on Rick Santorum’s constitutional views—going so far as to call him “constitutionally illiterate” and “un-conservative” when Santorum suggested that a so-called “truce” on social issues is a gross...

/ May 11, 2011

Pornography & Human Dignity

Below is a video featuring Dr. Robert George, noted ethicist, jurist, and political philosopher discussing the social impact of America having enshrined pornography in its culture for the past 50 years. Of interest to readers of Mere Orthodoxy is George’s...

/ May 8, 2011

Marx: Administrative Tyranny?

As I mentioned earlier in the week, there’s been a great discussion going over at Bensonian.org on Terry Eagleton’s book Why Marx Was Right. As an avowed non-Marxist, I was somewhat surprised to be invited to participate in the discussion,...

/ April 1, 2011

Who’s Afraid of Marx?

Christopher Benson at Bensonian.org, has unveiled his introductory post on the blog tour of Terry Eagleton’s newest book, Why Marx Was Right. Organized by Yale University Press, Christopher’s site will have four different reactions each to a different chapter of...

/ March 28, 2011

Mark Tooley Interview: Afterword

This week, Mere-O unveiled its interview with Mark Tooley. As with the rest of our content, we hope that you found Tooley’s responses insightful and encouraging. In most settings, interviews often raise more questions than they answer. We hope our...

/ March 18, 2011

Mark Tooley Interview Part IV

AW: Who is your all-time favorite political philosopher? Theologian? Do the two ever inform the other? MT: John Locke would seem to be the most important philosopher of Anglo-American limited government.  As a Methodist, of course John Wesley is my...

/ March 17, 2011