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Friday
Nov162012

A good rebellion

Some signs of life on the Italian left.
Friday
Nov162012

Back to basics

A classic David Brooks column. Read also the first comment as a perfect example the effects of a contemporary college education: Brooks suggests that people would be better off doing XYZ, the lady from Boston replies vehemently that nobody can force her to do XYZ! Another great mind lost to agriculture.
Thursday
Nov082012

The clerisy

The people who won the election.
Thursday
Nov082012

Eastern Nazism

On Christian martyrs in Asia during World War II.
Wednesday
Nov072012

An ecology of man?

This article makes a sensible point: that there is no such thing as an optimal or stable ecological equilibrium.
Wednesday
Nov072012

Death through consent

As usual Holland is at the forefront of "progress." But some people are justly diffident that these are true "choices."
Friday
Nov022012

Concord

A nice essay by Dominic Aquila.
Wednesday
Oct312012

Always rebuilding

A story about the main seminary in Boston.
Wednesday
Oct312012

Institutional weakness

An interview with Ross Douthat.
Monday
Oct292012

Unintended consequences

An entertaining interview with Camille Paglia. The question is: why did the sixties' yearning for freedom lead to a statist political culture?
Sunday
Oct282012

Four myths on euthanasia

A very clear and informative piece by Ezekiel Emanuel.
Monday
Oct152012

“He’s a man of incredible moral strength” 

Apparently if you are into orgies you should join the free-masons. You will also be happy to find out that “Libertines are people like you and me: people who have a normal life.” (Warning: numerous sexual references)
Sunday
Oct142012

Induced amnesia

An excellent comment by Philip Jenkins on how the media have to erase the past in order to create "stories" in the present.
Thursday
Oct112012

The meaning of faith

An essay by Jonathan Ghaly.
Thursday
Oct042012

Leviathan

Patrick J. Deenen on the modern state and religious freedom.
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