Claes G. Ryn

Claes G. Ryn, a professor of politics at the Catholic University of America, is the chairman of the National Humanities Institute and the president of the Philadelphia Society.

Latest by Claes G. Ryn in Chronicles

  • No More Nonsense About Elites
    October 2001

    No More Nonsense About Elites

    A fish starts rotting from the head, it is said. That a society starts rotting from its head needs to be much better understood. Blaming the decline of Western society on a "revolt of the masses" absolves elites, who must bear the brunt of the blame.

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  • Cultural Diversity and Unity
    June 1993

    Cultural Diversity and Unity

    There is plentiful historical evidence that cultural diversity and immigration need not undermine a society's cohesion. They can be sources of enrichment and renewal.

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