By Jonathon Van Maren It shouldn’t be surprising that every media outlet in the Western world is scrambling to print a wildly-titled article on Pope John Paul II’s friendship with a female Polish academic, but it is tiresome and irritating. Every columnist within reach of a typewriter is salivating over two things: First, that a…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Sorry for the late update this week—I’m still on a campus tour in Florida, so Internet connections come and go and it’s harder to find the time to review all articles! **** I was pleasantly surprised to see Ted Morton in the Calgary Herald last week, delivering a welcome broadside to…Details
Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter joins Jonathon Van Maren to tell his story. Pinchas lived through the Warsaw Ghetto, witnessed the Warsaw Uprising, and survived five concentration camps.
By Jonathon Van Maren I can now tell you, with almost complete certainty, what the next several hundred online news articles about Donald Trump will be called: “Donald Trump finally goes too far.” Or perhaps: “This time, Trump has gone too far.” In a burst of creativity, some clickbait writer may even come up with:…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren The culture update is a day late this week, because I’ve just been driving across the United States to Florida to engage students on university campuses on the abortion issue—but better late than never! **** Melanie Phillips lamented in The Spectator that the idea of being “transgendered” was rapidly developing into…Details
Conrad Black joins Jonathon Van Maren to discuss his book Rise to Greatness: A History of Canada from the Vikings to the Present.
Robert P. George of Princeton University, author of the Manhattan Declaration and many books, has been referred to as the leading Christian scholar of our time by the New York Times. He joins Jonathon Van Maren to discuss how we can defend religious freedom in the West.
By Jonathon Van Maren The news this week ranged from frustrating to nauseating—David Daleiden’s indictment, an evangelical leader’s endorsement of a biblically illiterate strip-club owner for President of the United States, and of course, the ongoing Rainbow Blitzkrieg. **** I was incredibly disappointed when Dr. Jerry Falwell Jr. of Liberty University, a bastion of conservatism…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Shoot the messenger. It’s the oldest trick in the book. For abortion activists, this is sweet, sweet revenge. They spent 2015 making sweaty, panicked press statements insisting that they did not sell baby parts, they did not do anything illegal, and they would be cleared. Then they admitted that they did…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren This week marks the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the sprawling Nazi death camp tucked into the Polish countryside near a nondescript village called Oświęcim. The very name now carries with it a weighty darkness, as if the millions of souls sent off in excruciating horror to eternity somehow…Details