For all of my adult life, I had always regarded myself as a “conservative.”  No more. The reason for this is as simple as it was sobering for me to finally and fully realize: Conservatism, at least as it is embodied in the persons of so-called “conservative leaders,” meaning Republican politicians and media celebrities, is…

Fear. It’s universal, distributed among humans and animals alike. As such, and as much as we’d like to think otherwise, there are few emotional states, and quite possibly none, that underwrite our politics to the extent that does fear. The reason for this is simple enough: Politics in its barest, most fundamental sense is nothing…

In the contemporary United States (and the Western world generally), misconceptions concerning manliness abound.  These misconceptions derive from a variety of sources that I identified in a previous article.  There the focus was specifically upon the confusion that prevails over the nature of a violent engagement of the type that occurs in a true self-defense…

As I write this, it is Good Friday, the day that Christ, God-in-the-Flesh, died on the Cross. Christians the world over recognize this event as “the Atonement,” the means by which their Lord and Savior, fully God and fully Man, reconciled the Ground and Creator of the cosmos with the human beings who He made…

Jack Kerwick
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Jack Kerwick

I have a Ph.D. in philosophy from Temple University, a master's degree in philosophy from Baylor University, and a bachelor's degree in philosophy and religious studies from Wingate University. I teach philosophy at several colleges in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas.

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