Paul G. Kengor

Bioethics In a Brave New World

BY PAUL G. KENGOR In the late 1980s, as a pre-med major at the University of Pittsburgh, I pulled many all-nighters at Scaife Hall at...

The Holiest Week

BY PAUL G. KENGOR For Christians, Holy Week truly is the most holy week of the year. Or at least it should be. The only...

Death of a Defector: Ion Mihai Pacepa, RIP

BY PAUL G. KENGOR On February 14, 2021, the world quietly lost one of the most intriguing, enduring figures of the Cold War. He was...

Marx on Christianity, Judaism, and Evolution/Race

BY PAUL G. KENGOR “If someone calls it socialism,” said the Rev. William Barber at an August 2019 conference of the Democratic National Committee, “then...

Eerie Echoes of Influenza Epidemic

BY PAUL G. KENGOR Exhibit 1: Elizabeth Sovel Flinn. Born in 1891, she died about this time 100 years ago, age 29, a victim of...

Getting Reagan Right

PAUL G. KENGOR, INSTITUTE FOR FAITH AND FREEDOM Marcus Witcher’s Getting Right with Reagan: The Struggle for Conservatism, 1980-2016 is an impressive work but also one that...

Thanking God at Thanksgiving: 100 Years Ago and Today

BY PAUL G. KENGOR Not every Thanksgiving in America had the feeling of gratitude like Thanksgiving Day a hundred years ago. That Thanksgiving 1919 was...

Taking Pride In Down Syndrome Children

BY PAUL G. KENGOR My family just visited Chocolate World at Hershey Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania—the so-called “sweetest place on earth.” For those unfamiliar, it’s...

What Lenin said about Christians and socialism

BY PAUL G. KENGOR “If someone calls it socialism,” said Rev. William Barber at the August meeting of the Democratic National Committee, “then we must...

The Last of the Bailey Brothers of WWII

BY PAUL G. KENGOR, INSTITUTE FOR FAITH & FREEDOM Five years ago, for Memorial Day 2014, I wrote about the five Bailey brothers of World...

On Trump, Democrats, and Socialism

BY PAUL G. KENGOR I published a piece recently on the reaction to President Trump’s condemnation of socialism in his State of the Union. He said something...

Marching for Life: Countering Roe v. Wade’s Escorts

BY DR. PAUL G. KENGOR I saw them again a few weeks ago, the first time in a while. My wife and I were driving...

Ronald Reagan’s Soulcraft

BY PAUL G. KENGOR In a modern world of dispiriting news, I offer for your perusal something uplifting. It’s an edifying letter from August 1982,...

George H. W. Bush and the call that surrendered the Soviet Union

BY PAUL G. KENGOR Editor’s note: This article first appeared at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Numerous tributes to George H. W. Bush this week hailed his crucial...

Death at the Tree of Life Synagogue

BY PAUL G. KENGOR “Pray for us, I will call you later.” That was the text message we received from our 16-year-old daughter at 10:16 a.m....

Marx at 200: Classical Marxism vs. Cultural Marxism

BY DR. PAUL KENGOR Editor's note: This essay previously appeared in the American Spectator. the bicentennial of Karl Marx’ birth, a cause for literal celebration...

With God and Richard Pipes

BY PAUL G. KENGOR The most respected academic authority on the Russian Revolution, 20th century communism, and the Cold War has died. He was...

Marx’s Apologists Should Be Read in the Face

BY PAUL G. KENGOR May 5 marked the bicentennial of Karl Marx, who set the stage with his philosophy for the greatest ideological massacres in...

Remembering Barbara Bush—and Robin

BY PAUL G. KENGOR Only two women were both wife to a president and mother to a president. One was Abigail Adams, who died 200...

Winston Churchill’s Darkest Hour

BY PAUL G. KENGOR Last Saturday I dropped off my two oldest sons and their friend at the theatre. I planned to kill a couple...