Points and Punts

  The Princeton Tory would like to congratulate the University of Pennsylvania on the election of Donald Trump, who graduated from Wharton in 1968. President-elect Trump will be the first Penn graduate to serve as president since William Henry Harrison. Members of the Penn community are no doubt elated to see one of their own…

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…

Religious Liberty Under Siege

Religious Liberty: What It’s Good For and How It’s Under Assault The Goods of Religious Liberty In the United States, we have a strong tradition of religious liberty. Our Founders, for example, repeatedly stressed the value of allowing all peaceable persons to carry out their religious duty, and our legal system has long maintained accommodations…

Visions of Sex – Letter to the Editor

Anal. Orgasm. G-spot. Recently you may have seen these bright posters spring up on campus, advertising events hosted by the Women’s Center. One of the highlights of that week was the guest lecture series by Ellen Heed, who spoke on three consecutive days about self-pleasure, human genitalia, and “all of life’s erotic possibilities.” Sexual pleasure…

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…

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…

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…