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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.
Sunday
Apr212013

The benefits of faith?

Whereas obviously joining a religious community may well have beneficial side-effects, reducing Christianity to a placebo is really a terrible insult. Human beings need more than psychological support.
Friday
Apr122013

For Man

Fr. James Schall on Card. Bergoglio's essay on Mons.Giussani.
Thursday
Apr112013

Forget about saving

Carmen Reinhart explains the wonderful world of negative real interest rates.
Saturday
Apr062013

Back to the future

How else could anybody find renewal except by rediscovering a tradition?
Thursday
Apr042013

Reality is a sign

A touching witness.
Thursday
Apr042013

Grief is not a condition

A witness on the attempt to fix all human problems with drugs.
Tuesday
Mar262013

Banning astonishment

This story on philosopher Thomas Nagel makes a good point: extreme philosophical reductionism is usually a reflection of hatred of religious transcendence, not of any form of rational knowledge.
Tuesday
Mar262013

No original sin

A good piece by Roger Scruton. What he neglects to say is that modern optimism is not just a psychological attitude, but also the outcome of certain philosophical and theological presuppositions.
Friday
Mar152013

Secure of one's identity

David Brooks has an interesting perspective on the new Pope.
Wednesday
Mar132013

Guiding light

Ten years ago Sandro Magister wrote an interesting profile of then-Cardinal Bergoglio.
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