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Thursday
Jul112013

The most hypocritical elite in history

A brilliant, scathing essay by Patrick J. Deneeen.
Monday
Jul082013

What is "authentic"?

The ideology of "authenticity" is just a cover for the fact that our age views well-being as the primary goal of human existence.
Monday
Jul082013

Perfection is democratic

Following Vasily Grossman in Armenia.
Thursday
Jun272013

The question of love

A piece by Eve Tushnet.
Wednesday
Jun262013

Humanitarian vanity

What is striking about the idea that the justice system serves essentially a theurapeutic function is the extreme narcissism of its proponents.
Saturday
Jun222013

The end of democracy?

The truth is that democracy requires that the rulers and the ruled share in some common ideals, that bind them together (and, no, economic expansion and maximum sexual freedom do not count as "ideals")
Friday
Jun212013

Call a duck a duck

An op-ed on euthanasia in Quebec by Margaret Somerville.
Wednesday
Jun122013

Corrosive Ideology

Phil Lawler supports Wieseltier's attack against scientism.
Wednesday
May292013

Ignorant ignorantia

Leon Wieseltier on the decline of the humanities.
Tuesday
May282013

The center of the universe?

The Lord likes to play with cosmologists.
Tuesday
May212013

Words

David Brooks of the history of the last century through words.
Tuesday
May072013

Intended consequences

These remarks by John Milbank are special case of a general phenomenon: all attempts at "liberating" the individual on the basis of a flawed liberal anthropology end up instead expanding the power of the state.
Saturday
May042013

The myth of the inviolable self

An interesting essay by Alan Jacobs.
Friday
Apr262013

Fundamental aspirations

Fr. Robert Barron writes on the Pope and the Religious sense.
Thursday
Apr252013

Out of control

Over the last few decades it turned out that producing abundance is easier than educating ourselves not to abuse it.
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