John Horvat II is a scholar, researcher, educator, international speaker, and author of the book Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Soceity--Where We've Been, How We Go Here, and Where We Need to Go. He lives in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, where he is the vice president of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property.

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October 14, 2019, 11:21 AM EDT
The classic philosophical definition of a person is “an individual substance of a rational nature.” A person possesses a center point of being, autonomy and self-sufficiency, which irrational beings do not have. To be a person, one must have a nature capable of self-consciousness, self-possession and self-control.
September 30, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT
(Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images) A new kind of debate is now raging inside conservativism. In times past, we discussed the strategic and tactical options by which we might work toward common goals inside the existing political framework.
September 20, 2019, 1:02 PM EDT
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September 10, 2019, 9:58 AM EDT
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August 15, 2019, 2:33 PM EDT
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July 24, 2019, 2:12 PM EDT
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July 18, 2019, 2:23 PM EDT
(Photo by ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP/Getty Images) As Facebook faces growing criticism for bias and privacy issues, it is moving ahead with a massive new project. The giant tech firm is putting together a consortium to launch a cryptocurrency.
June 24, 2019, 4:31 PM EDT
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June 6, 2019, 4:31 PM EDT
(Screenshot) Students are not coping with university life. The situation is reaching crisis proportions, causing college administrators to have a coping problem of their own. 
May 29, 2019, 2:23 PM EDT
Illegal alien holding child next to border patrol agent (left) (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) and Pregnant mother (right) (Screenshot)
May 3, 2019, 10:04 AM EDT
(Photo by George Rose/Getty Images) Homeless used to be a term to describe those who had nowhere to build their lives. They were usually victims of misfortune, lacking roots, possessions and relationships.
April 29, 2019, 4:22 PM EDT
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April 23, 2019, 4:12 PM EDT
Notre Dame Cathedral (Phot by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
February 20, 2019, 4:05 PM EST
The left’s new darling is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (“AOC”). The 29-year-old congresswoman from New York catapulted into the political scene in November as the face of a new “democratic” socialism. The media hang on to her every word and fawn over every gesture. Her “New Green Deal” is the talk of the nation. Conservatives take note of and ridicule her antics, hyperbole and errors.
January 23, 2019, 2:16 PM EST
Little remains of the vast edifice of family, community and faith relationships that once unified and anchored the American way of life. These things have not disappeared from the horizon. They are still important, but they have deteriorated. There is no more consensus about what they mean, and they no longer serve as anchors of certainty.
January 3, 2019, 3:32 PM EST
It is no secret that emotions rule in America. The more sensational the news, the more impact it has. The media need to make things dramatic if stories are to survive in today’s short news cycles.
December 18, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
For those agonizing over what to buy this Christmas for their toddlers, the wait may be over. A panel of experts has just weighed in with suggestions targeting young children in the digital age. What do the experts say? Do they recommend a family-friendly video game that might be good fun and improve motor skills at the same time? A gender-neutral AI robot that excites the imagination and answers the endless questions of an inquisitive tot? Do they recommend any of a world of toys out there that fill virtual and non-virtual shelves with high-tech gadgets? On December 3, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a study, “Selecting Appropriate Toys for Young Children in the Digital Era.” The recommendations for the best toys for those five years or younger may surprise new i-gen parents (born after 1996) who grew up with i-phones.
December 11, 2018, 3:31 PM EST
The War on Christmas is very real. Everyone has seen the massive attempt to take Christ out of Christmas. There are sparkle trees, X-mas cards and Happy Holidays. Major retailers jumped on the bandwagon and filled their advertising with joyless celebrations of an unnamed winter solstice holiday. Merry Christmas has become the war cry for millions of Americans who have fought against this politically correct mutation of the birth of the Christ Child.
November 28, 2018, 12:22 PM EST
The Trump phenomenon leaves many people perplexed. On the one hand, he has done many good things for the conservative cause. On the other, he undeniably gets into trouble with his unique style and tweets, many of which open him up to criticism and attack.