A republic when men are 'desperately wicked'

by Joshua Charles -- We continue with a series of essays on the Founders' views on government, taken from clips of my latest book, "Liberty's Secrets: The Lost Wisdom of America's Founders." more…

An empire of laws, and not men

by Joshua Charles -- I will continue with my series of essays on the Founders' view of government, taken from clips from my latest book, "Liberty's Secrets: The Lost Wisdom of America's more…

'The government is us' -- really?

by Joshua Charles -- The Founders put forward several fundamental principles by which they defined the overall purposes of government. First, government exists for man, not man for government. Second, government exists more…

If men were angels ...

by Joshua Charles -- We continue with a short series on government according to the Founders, taken from excerpts from my new book, "Liberty's Secrets: The Lost Wisdom of America's Founders." Adams more…

Why government is necessary

by Joshua Charles -- What did the Founders believe was the basis and role of government? This shall be covered in a forthcoming series of articles, taken from my recently released book, more…

The conservative echo chamber is real -- and harmful

by Joshua Charles -- The essence of political correctness is not, as some contemporary conservatives claim, ultra-sensitivity. Political correctness, in its purest form, can be exhibited in the most strident of "straight more…

The truth about slavery and the founders

by Joshua Charles -- Was the United States founded on oppression? Such is a common charge we hear these days, particularly with regard to slavery. What those making the charge fail to more…

The eerie relevance of the founders

by Joshua Charles -- The Founders remain eerily relevant to today, far more than movements like Black Lives Matter and the various progressive/leftist fascistic anti-free speech movements on campuses might have us more…

A civil society: Key to self-government

by Joshua Charles -- One of the secrets of self-government, according to the Founders, was the civil society. From an excerpt of my latest book, "Liberty's Secrets: The Lost Wisdom of America's more…