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)…

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…

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…

Professor Profile: Philosophy Professor Gideon Rosen

Editor’s Note: The Tory’s Matthew Penza ’19 sat down with Gideon Rosen, Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, to discuss his academic work and the 2016 presidential election.  The views expressed herein are those of the respective speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the Tory.  A transcript of the interview follows, edited for…

The Conservative Case for a Federal Pay Increase

During the last months of 2015, Congressional leaders passed a budget agreement to fund the federal government through 2017 and avert another potential shutdown. This $1.1 trillion budget agreement raises spending by $66 billion and increases the national deficit by approximately $500 billion. However, despite such massive spending increases, the budget agreement does not give…

Race Matters: Let’s Talk About It

“The astonishing disappearance of the [Rodney King riots] from public dialogue is testimony to how painful and distressing engagement with race is. Our truncated public discussions suppress the best of who are what we are as a people because they fail to confront the complexity of the issue in a candid and critical matter.” –Cornel…