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Robert P. George receives AEI’s Irving Kristol Award

Professor Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, was awarded the Irving Kristol Award at the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Annual Dinner held at the National Building Museum on September 28. The Irving Kristol Award was established in honor of AEI senior fellow Irving Kristol. Replacing the Francis Boyer Award first given…

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Letter from the Publisher

Greetings, Tory reader! On behalf of the Tory staff, I am excited to welcome the class of 2020 to Princeton! William F. Buckley, Jr. once said that liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views. It’s among the Tory’s…

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The Significance of Sexual Ethics

A trolley is rumbling down the tracks, about to barrel into a crowd of people. You hesitate, hand on a lever which will divert the trolley onto a track with a single person. As the train looms closer, you oscillate between action and inaction, between utilitarianism and deontology, between macabre fascination and bored annoyance at…

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The Modern Day Abolitionist

O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Written in the midst of America’s triumph in the War of 1812, the famous question penned by Francis Scott Key in the 1814 anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, has since earned America the nickname the…

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Tory Quiz

Are You A Good Ally? How Woke Are You? In this day and age, it is important that allies of student activists be aware of the protests that are sweeping the nation’s college campuses. In order to help allies stay woke, the Tory presents its quiz on student activism. Part 1: Who Said It? 1)…

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The Western Water Hemlock: Judicial Activism Nurtures the Most Toxic Plant in Modern North America

  With the 2015 video scandal which questioned Planned Parenthood funding and possible medical malpractice; with the 50th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut; with the on-coming 2016 US Presidential Election; and with the tragic passing of the most senior member of the United States Supreme Court, millennials find that they must accelerate their understanding of…

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Letter From the Publisher: Helping Our Neighbors

Greetings, Tory Reader! C.S. Lewis once posited that “you can make anything by writing.” It is because I believe in the power of the written word – in print or on-screen – that I have greatly enjoyed serving as writer and managing editor for the Tory for the last year. And it is with an…

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John C. Calhoun’s Concurrent Majority

As an antithesis of the unalienable individual rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, one of the things that this country’s founders feared most is the tyranny of the majority. It was for the prevention of such tyranny that the Constitution was written to limit the federal government and provide for checks and…