R.R. Reno on some of his favorite First Things articles from 2011:
“Thinking About Aging” (April). I am disposed to reject anti-aging research as just another example of our modern, self-deifying fantasy. But Meilaender reminded me that Christianity does not think of death as natural, at least not in the ultimate scheme of things. So the technological dream of defeating death isn’t altogether wrong—but then again, as Meilaender suggests, it’s not altogether right either. The result is classic Meilaender: something to read for insight rather than conclusions. Along the same lines and on a similar topic see “Real Death, Real Dignity” by David Mills (March).