Carson Holloway

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Carson Holloway

Carson Holloway is a political scientist and the author of The Way of Life: John Paul II and the Challenge of Liberal Modernity (Baylor University Press), The Right Darwin? Evolution, Religion, and the Future of Democracy (Spence Publishing), and All Shook Up: Music, Passion and Politics (Spence Publishing), and the editor of a collection of essays entitled Magnanimity and Statesmanship (Lexington Books). His articles have appeared in the Review of Politics, Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, Perspectives on Political Science, and First Things. He is a regular contributor to the online journal The Public Discourse. Holloway was a 2005-06 William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Northern Illinois University in 1998.

Recent Posts

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Logic and Elite Education

There is an amusing bit in C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in which Professor Kirk suggests--to the astonishment of the older Pevensie children--that they should actually believe li... More

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Obamacare: Text and Intention

I have a piece at Public Discourse on the debate over the recent legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act.  This challenge is not constitutional in its nature, but is instead based on the wording o... More

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Who Deserves Respect?

The week before last, Ryan Anderson (of the Witherspoon Institute and the Heritage Foundation) got into a revealing and troubling exchange with Josh Barro (of the New York Times).  Barro openly state... More

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A Tale of Two Presidents

From my point of view, George W. Bush made some serious mistakes during his presidency.  At the same time, there are some things to be said for him.  In general, I think Bush was more respectful of ... More

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Does Obama Sense a Wave?

Is a Republican wave building for the fall congressional elections?  It's possible.  After all, it would seem more likely that the 2014 midterm electorate will look more like the 2010 midterm electo... More

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A Few More Questions for Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren's speech to the Netroots Nation convention is much on my mind right now.  I thought of some other points after putting up an earlier post on it.  Like the famous and beloved Lieuten... More

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Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism

National Journal's blog has a post outlining what it claims are Elizabeth Warren's 11 Commandments of Progressivism, as she stated them at the recent Netroots Nation meeting.  They are not really com... More

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An Attack on Religious Freedom

According to the Weekly Standard's Terry Eastland, the bill introduced by Senate Democrats to effectively overturn the Hobby Lobby verdict in fact sweeps far more widely and presents a serious threat ... More

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A Great Catholic Writer on Marriage and Moral Tragedy

About a month ago I posted a blog item on "Divorce, Remarriage, and Moral Tragedy."  The point I tried to make is that some of those who argue for the Church taking a more lenient stance on these que... More

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Catholicism and Libertarianism, Part 2

In a recent post I discussed what I think are some problems in Kevin Williamson’s critique of Catholic thinking about economics and politics.  Here I would like to continue the critique. Here’... More


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