Francis X. Maier
Bullshit does not reject the authority of the truth; rather, it pays no attention to it.
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Socialist thought seems more fascinating when perceived from a secure and prosperous distance. Continue Reading »
Little in the digital age is truly hidden. Continue Reading »
The modern state typically inspires two antithetical interpretations. Progressives see the state as a means to restrain capitalism, level the economic playing field, ensure equality, and liberate the individual from the dead hand of traditional forms of marriage, family, and sexual morality. . . . . Continue Reading »
A German bishop recently proposed that the Church hold blessing ceremonies for same-sex marriages. Continue Reading »
Italian intellectual Augusto Del Noce wrote some of the best analysis anywhere of technology’s impact on Western politics, economics, and culture. Continue Reading »
Maybe the only satisfying thing about the November 8 election of Donald Trump as president was the shock on the part of America’s pollsters, media, and leadership class, as the inconceivable actually happened.
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In an election year when reality seems as remote as a Pluto flyby; a year already marked by bombastic promises of walls, jobs, “a future to believe in” and free stuff for everybody, maybe we should take a quick break from the narcoleptic snooze imposed on us by the mass media. And maybe we . . . . Continue Reading »
Three weeks ago, President Barack Obama gave a stirring, and for many Catholics reassuring, speech to Congress on his own plan for healthcare reform. Two lines are worth remembering. Heres the first … . Continue Reading »
This just in: It turns out that the problem with Americas Catholic bishops is that theyre not Protestants. Or so we can reasonably surmise from Amy Sullivans recent Time /CNN commentary on the plight of Catholic Democrats, titled Does [Sen. Joseph] Biden have a Catholic . . . . Continue Reading »