Author: Dr. Paul Kengor

Profile: Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values. His books include "The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism," and his latest release, "Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century."


November 7, 2011

“Nothing Dramatic”—Karl Blake’s War Story

Filed under: American Military,History - 07 Nov 2011

“It was nothing dramatic,” says Dr. Karl E. Blake of Wexford, Pennsylvania, retired surgeon and member of the World War II generation, “but it was important, and no one has written about it, at least that I’ve seen.”

October 23, 2011

Death of a Bad Dude: Kaddafi’s Removal, 30 Years Late?

Filed under: In The News - 23 Oct 2011

In the 1980s, I was an unrefined adolescent from blue-collar Butler, Pennsylvania. I knew nothing and cared nothing about politics. I had no idea if I was a conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, or much of anything else. But …

October 17, 2011

‘God Bless Them?’ Congresswoman Pelosi on the Wall Street Mob

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has a lengthy track record of jaw-dropping political statements. Among them, the lifelong Roman Catholic has been a huge disappointment to her Church on matters of unborn human life, which I’ve personally written about on many …

October 12, 2011

On Steve Jobs, Roseanne Barr, and the Wall Street Mob

I got a double shock Thursday morning when I turned on my radio.

“Steve Jobs has passed away,” I heard a DJ remark. “That’s a shame.”

October 4, 2011

God’s Call? On Gov. Christie, Ronald Reagan, and Woodrow Wilson

Filed under: Religion & Faith - 04 Oct 2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is being urged to seek the Republican presidential nomination. There is a genuine groundswell for Christie.

October 3, 2011

The Democrats’ Deadly Sin

Envy is sadness or discontent at another’s good fortune or excellence. Dante defined it as a perversion of one’s own good; a “wish to deprive” others of their own good. Augustine deemed it “the diabolical sin.”

September 22, 2011

On the Deficit, the Rich, and the Tea Party

I’ve only recently come to realize the nature of the hurdle this country faces in trying to turn around a stalled economy and horrendous deficit. Here it is: liberal Democrat politicians have fully convinced huge numbers of people that our …

August 28, 2011

China dupes: Excusing the one-child policy

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 28 Aug 2011

Vice President Joe Biden made the news again this week. Three weeks ago, Biden was in the news because of reports he had denounced Tea Party members as “terrorists,” a claimBiden was in the news because he did not denounce …

August 27, 2011

It’s the Spending, Stupid: A Crucial Historical Look at Federal-Government Spending

We have failed to heed the lessons of economic history, with terrible consequences for our economy and country. And the most crucial of those lessons, particularly since the start of LBJ’s Great Society, is this: deficits have been caused not …

August 19, 2011

No Contest: The Reagan Stimulus vs. the Obama One

Filed under: Featured Conservative,History - 19 Aug 2011

How ironic that as America debated its debt ceiling all summer and faced a stunning credit downgrade, the nation approached a most timely anniversary: It was August 13, 1981, that President Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Act. Understanding Reagan’s thinking …

August 5, 2011

Two Negotiators: Obama vs. Reagan

Filed under: Featured Conservative,History - 05 Aug 2011

Presidential scholars write on all sorts of aspects of the American presidency. Among the most interesting have been several important works on so-called presidential character and temperament. And when it comes to the temperament of our current president, we’ve learned …

July 28, 2011

The Secret Memo That Predicted the Soviet Collapse

It was 20 years ago this summer that the final disintegration of the Soviet Union rapidly unfolded. In June 1991, Boris Yeltsin was freely elected president of the Russian Republic, with Mikhail Gorbachev clinging to power atop the precarious USSR. …

July 24, 2011

Could You Survive Another Great Depression?

Filed under: Economics,Featured Conservative,History - 24 Jul 2011

I just read two very interesting articles on the U.S. economy, written from historical perspectives. They compelled me to share my own historical perspective. And what I want to say is more about our changing culture than our economy.

July 8, 2011

Obama’s Inalienables

Each time President Obama addresses America’s inalienable rights, I get emails. “Did you see Obama left out ‘Creator’ again?” began the latest.

July 5, 2011

Chesterton’s Stars & Stripes

Filed under: History - 05 Jul 2011

Among those doing excellent work on G. K. Chesterton is Joseph Pearce, the brilliant Brit who is a scholar at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida. Pearce, like Dale Ahlquist, is unearthing all sorts of gems from Chesterton’s writings.

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