First Links — 10.18.13

The Distracted Doctor Br. Isaac Augustine Morales, O.P., Dominicana Greek Orthodox Church Against Golden Dawn Demetrios Bathrellos, ABC Religion & Ethics The Next Human Rights Revolution Chen Guangchen, Public Discourse Reclaiming the Novel’s Ambitions Adam Kirsh, City Journal Stay Put, . . . . Continue Reading »

A Vivid But Useless Image

For those of you who like this kind of thing, an image for which I wish I could think of a use: At a lecture this evening, the moderator said that she hoped to “tie together some of the irons we have in the fire.” . . . . Continue Reading »

Blog Roundup: Weigel on Cavadini on Weigel

It’s Thursday ! Here’s what we have for you today. At Postmodern Conservative , you can read about  personal Gods , conservative  messages and the media, THE END OF HISTORY , and why Mortimer Adler is smiling . Peter Leithart is still reading that book about Rosenstock-Huessy, . . . . Continue Reading »

About god-terms

The depressing budget brinksmanship of recent weeks is another reminder of the inherent disorder of American political terminology. Those of a Tea Party persuasion - protective of Medicare, generally sympathetic to classical liberalism, capable of uniting with the populist left to critique the . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 10.17.13

The Emerging Divide in Evangelical Theology Gerald R. McDermott, Virtue Online Young Marxist Intellectuals Michelle Goldberg, Tablet Art, Change, and Enchantment Carl E. Olson, Ted Gioia & Dana Gioia, Catholic World Report What It Feels Like to Be a Christian Wesley Hill, Christianity Today . . . . Continue Reading »

The End of History?

1. Obviously the MEAN between the delusional extremes of ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS and TEA PARTIERS has become Pete-ism/Yuvalism. 2. Anyone who has taken American Government 101 should have known that the SHUTDOWN would culminate in Republican/House capitulation and the resulting blame game. 3. In . . . . Continue Reading »

Socialization As Much As Persuasion

The shutdown/debt ceiling fight is just too depressing a subject to keep up a running commentary. It was an unwise fight, but the Republican establishment that is saying “I told you so” to the defunders is, in its own way, just as delusional as the people who thought the threat of a . . . . Continue Reading »

Mortimer Adler Is Smiling Today

First off, this great Hillsdale prof, Nathan Schlueter, wrote a pithy and up-to-date defense of Great Books education for NRO today. He poses this genuine liberal education, against its imposter, which he calls “Liberalist Education.” Liberalist education is characterized by three . . . . Continue Reading »