August 23, 2014

Touchstone. Courage and Conversion: An Interview with Hadley Arkes


I read this article yesterday in Touchstone Magazine and was glad to find that it is featured this month on their website (I was going to recommend it today). Particularly encouraging is Arkes' conviction, which I also share, that we can find a way out of our present cultural morass. I'm not a fatalist despite the constant drumbeat that we are doomed (much coming from Orthodox quarters too as it turns out). A fascinating interview that is also good for the soul. Source: Touchstone Magazine | Marcia Segelstein Hadley Arkes is the Edward N. Ney Professor in American Institutions at Amherst College and one of the country’s most prominent proponents of natural-law jurisprudence. He is the author of numerous books, including First Things (from which the journal took its name) and Natural Rights and the Right to Choose. His latest is a collection of essays called Constitutional Illusions and Anchoring Truths: The Touchstone of the Natural Law. In an interview for the … [Read more...]