DANIEL FINNERAN

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The Declaration or The Constitution: Which Do You Prefer? My Thoughts on The Documents and A Review of Yoram Hazony’s “Conservatism: A Rediscovery”

It’s my habit, whenever I’m in conversation with someone of a strong and unconcealed political bent, from whom the gift of a sound civic education and a talent for an idea’s thoughtful expression haven’t been withheld, to ask him which of America’s two central documents, the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence, he regards more …

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Religion and Politics: The Unwelcome Guests

Do you dare discuss religion and politics over the holiday season?  It’s an ageless maxim that, when gathered with family and friends during the course of the holiday season, all discussion of politics—and, to a lesser extent, religion—should be studiously avoided. These are the two guests, unique among all possible guests, to whom it’s not …

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Donald Trump and King Pyrrhus

And, just like that, Rome’s conquest of Greece was nearly complete.  The strong, sturdy, ageless foundation of Hellas, upon which the rest of the civilized world then firmly stood, suddenly began to quake. Those ancient, mighty pillars by which the early Western man was raised, atop which the hundred famous city-states he inhabited were built, …

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