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…

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…