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    PowerLinks 01.12.16
    Jan12

    PowerLinks 01.12.16

    Free enterprise and the burgeoning coalition against poverty Arthur C. Brooks, AEI If you had proposed four years ago that 2016 would bring a presidential forum dedicated to the issue of poverty and featuring the conservative candidates, few would have been quick to believe you. Let’s face it: When most people think of the free enterprise...

    Religion & Liberty: Kitchen Redemption
    Nov11

    Religion & Liberty: Kitchen Redemption

    Brandon Chrostowski demonstrates a cooking technique at Edwins Early in October, I took a trip to Cleveland to learn about Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute and its founder, Brandon Chrostowski. Edwins is the “teaching hospital” of restaurants. It teaches people with zero hospitality experience the basics of restaurant business through a...

    How Hockey Helps Us Understand Russia
    Oct12

    How Hockey Helps Us Understand Russia

    To celebrate his 63rd birthday last week, Russian President Vlaidmir Putin participated in an exhibition hockey game. This was no ordinary pond hockey, however. It featured a cast of former NHL and professional stars. It also featured a stellar performance from Putin, who netted 7 goals in his team’s 15-10 victory. on How Hockey Helps Us...

    Radio Free Acton: Samuel Gregg and Todd Huizenga on the EU’s Refugee Crisis
    Sep30

    Radio Free Acton: Samuel Gregg and Todd Huizenga on the EU’s Refugee Crisis

    On this edition of Radio Free Acton, Acton Institute Director of Research Samuel Gregg and Director of International Outreach Todd Huizenga discuss the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe, the strain that the crisis is putting on the European Union, and what the likely long-term impact of the crisis will be. You can listen to the podcast via the...

    How Religious Institutions Help Prevent Violent Conflict
    Sep14

    How Religious Institutions Help Prevent Violent Conflict

    What is the main source of violent conflict in the world? If you judged solely by media reports you might assume that religion would be at the top of the list. Today, for example, there is news that Islamic State—a terrorist group that wants to create an Islamic caliphate—set off two car bombs in Syria. on How Religious Institutions Help Prevent...

    Radio Free Acton: John Horvat on Order; Samuel Gregg on Chaos
    Jul15

    Radio Free Acton: John Horvat on Order; Samuel Gregg on Chaos

    In this edition of Radio Free Acton, we speak with John Horvat, author of Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society, about what’s gone wrong with our economy and culture and how to fix it. John’s book was featured this year at Acton University (you can pick up a copy for yourself at the link above), and...

    The Armenian Genocide: Lessons from Raphael Lemkin
    Apr15

    The Armenian Genocide: Lessons from Raphael Lemkin

    on The Armenian Genocide: Lessons from Raphael Lemkin… The post The Armenian Genocide: Lessons from Raphael Lemkin appeared first on Acton Institute PowerBlog.Related posts:Raphael Lemkin: The One-Man NGO Against Genocide Ukraine’s Holodomor: A Genocide Lost in the Pages of History ‘Watchers of the Sky’: Awakening the World’s...

    Russian Bishop: Stalin Fans Need to ‘Sober Up’
    Apr08

    Russian Bishop: Stalin Fans Need to ‘Sober Up’

    HilarionMetropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, a high ranking bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, commented on a new poll that showed a growing number of Russians are viewing the rule of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in a positive light. Hilarion’s comments amount to a verbal cup of black coffee for those intoxicated with Stalin...

    Radio Free Acton: A Primer on Religious Liberty with Ryan T. Anderson
    Apr08

    Radio Free Acton: A Primer on Religious Liberty with Ryan T. Anderson

    On this edition of Radio Free Acton, we talk with on Radio Free Acton: A Primer on Religious Liberty with Ryan T. Anderson… The post Radio Free Acton: A Primer on Religious Liberty with Ryan T. Anderson appeared first on Acton Institute PowerBlog.Related posts:Radio Free Acton: Remembering Holodomor with Luba Markewycz Radio Free Acton: Examining...

    Analysis: Russia’s Orthodox Soft Power
    Mar24

    Analysis: Russia’s Orthodox Soft Power

    For us the rebirth of Russia is inextricably tied, first of all, with spiritual rebirth … and if Russia is the largest Orthodox power [pravoslavnaya dershava], then Greece and Athos are its source. —Vladimir Putin during a state visit to Mount Athos, September 2005. on Analysis: Russia’s Orthodox Soft Power… The post Analysis:...