The following is a summary of the August/September 2015 issue of the St. Croix Review:
In "Faith and Un-tethered Delusion," Barry MacDonald contrasts what moves revolutionary progressives and conservatives.
Timothy S. Goeglein, in "The Moynihan Report at 50," reviews the prophetic predictions of a famous American statesman concerning the health of the American family and culture.
Michael D. Dean, in "Now Make Them Sell Ham," reveals the nasty, vicious character of the hard left - they have totalitarian urges.
Paul Kengor, in "Gay-Marriage Conservatives? A Reply to Greg Gutfeld," draws upon the words of Russell Kirk and Ronald Reagan to show why gay marriage isn't conservative; in "Seven Brothers? A Remarkable World War II Story," he shares the experience of the Pietkiewicz family.
In "Justice Scalia's Dissent," Associate Justice Antonin Scalia explains why the ruling striking down state bans on same-sex marriage was an act of hubris.
Allan C. Brownfeld, in "What Dennis Hastert's Case Tells Us about Washington's Institutional Corruption," reveals how politicians have been enriching themselves through public service - at great cost to the integrity of government; in "Remembering the Real Heroism of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox," he shows how the discretion and courage of Gen. Lee and other Confederate Generals saved America from much greater bloodshed; in "The Proposal to Remove Alexander Hamilton from the $10 Bill Is an Assault on American History," he shows why Alexander Hamilton is so important to American History.
Mark Hendrickson, in "Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015)," shows how Singapore's Prime Minister pulled off a resplendent free-market miracle in the midst of socialist nations; in "Is Obama to Blame for Weak Economic Growth?" he details five ways President Obama has "crippled" the American economy.
Herbert London, in "Appeasement Here and Abroad," compares the Obama Administration's dealings with Iran and Russia with the conflagrations in Ferguson and Baltimore; in "Human Wants and Desires and Prospects for the West," he describes how our desire for unfettered freedom has led to a refusal to be bound by biology, laws, or conflict.
Thomas Martin, in "Inventing Human Beings Is Child's Play," compares what Justin Bieber and Hollywood do with what Aristotle thought.
In "Letters from a Conservative Farmer: Love and Lies," Jigs Gardner continues on from his last essay to a further exploration of Angus' character.
In "Writers for Conservatives 56: Anthony Trollope (1815-85)," Jigs Gardner discusses Trollope's subtle and comprehensive use of character development.
In "Survey of Conservative Magazines: Trouble Ahead," Fayette Durlin and Peter Jenkin present an article from the Weekly Standard that reveals the totalitarian intolerance of the left once they have achieved a measure of success.