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Thursday
Dec202012

Happy People

Obviously, in certain cultures people tend to be more joyful than in others.
Wednesday
Dec192012

Narcissistic gnosticism

David B. Hart on the long-hidden last book by K.G Jung.
Saturday
Dec082012

Creative minority

Some interesting developments in France.
Friday
Dec072012

Hitchcock's Last Drama

"Some people find these late-in-life turns to religion suspect, a sign of weakness or of one's 'losing it.' But nothing focuses the mind as much as death." An eyewitness recounts the famous director's return to the faith of his youth.
Thursday
Dec062012

Superstition

A good essay on scientism.
Saturday
Dec012012

Urban and single

The recent elections highlighted some interesting demographic trends.
Wednesday
Nov282012

Unexpected

Reality is positive
Tuesday
Nov272012

Don't start from the roof

A thoughtful reflection on the necessary context for a culture of life.
Tuesday
Nov272012

Borrowing paradise

The incredible situation of public debt in all Western countries cannot be explained only in terms of irresponsible politicians and murky accounting. Such radical denial of reality has also cultural roots: the myth of the affluent society based on scientific progress and on technocratic politics that has been the absolutely dominant narrative in the West at least since the mid 1950's.
Monday
Nov262012

Moving on

A good post-election interview at Il Sussidiario.
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.
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