The Return of Patriarchy? Fatherhood and the Future of Civilization

Will the world soon experience a return of patriarchy? That is the question raised by Phillip Longman in the current issue of Foreign Policy. The magazine's cover features a rather stunning headline: “Why Men Rule–and Conservatives Will Inherit the Earth.” That headline would be surprising in almost any contemporary periodical, but it is especially significant that this article should appear in the pages of Foreign Policy, published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The publication of this article is likely to set a good many heads to spinning.

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The Death of a General

Retired U.S. General William C. Westmoreland died last nght at age 91. He died as one of the most controversial figures in American military history.…

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Margaret Thatcher and the Integrity of Leadership

This week marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of Margaret Thatcher’s rise to power in Great Britain. In May 1979, Margaret Thatcher moved into No. 10 Downing Street and changed the course of British history. Beyond this, Lady Thatcher changed the terms of debate on both sides of the Atlantic and left a legacy of leadership that should inspire generations to come. Dr. Mohler considers the lessons of Lady Thatcher’s legacy.

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Moses in Reverse–The Real Yasser Arafat

The death of Yasser Arafat brings to a close one of the most tumultuous and tragic lives of our times. The man William Safire would label “the only lifelong terrorist to win a Nobel Peace Prize” was a man of contradictions and controversy from the very start, and his death raises many questions about the future of the Palestinian people he led for almost forty years.

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Character in Leadership: Does it Really Matter Anymore?

“Character,” said President Calvin Coolidge, “is the only secure foundation of the state.” The controversies swirling around the California recall election may demonstrate that Americans are not certain they agree with President Coolidge’s assessment. Americans seem to be ambivalent about character and uncertain of what citizens can rightly expect of those in political leadership.

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Leadership Lessons from President Ronald W. Reagan

Today’s state funeral for President Ronald W. Reagan offers an historic moment of reflection for the American people. Central to that should be a renewed appreciation for the founders’ vision of the presidency as a uniting force for leadership in the nation.

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Character in Leadership: Does it Really Matter Anymore?

“Character,” said President Calvin Coolidge, “is the only secure foundation of the state.” The controversies swirling around the California recall election may demonstrate that Americans are not certain they agree with President Coolidge’s assessment. Americans seem to be ambivalent about character and uncertain of what citizens can rightly expect of those in political leadership.

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