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Polytechnic Utiliversity

From the November 2013 Print Edition

University education delivers goods that are seen as commodities, as purchasable means to satisfy individual desires and solve collective problems. The knowledge it offers is a production, a techne that is a means to an end extrinsic to it. All academic disciplines in the late-modern research . . . . Continue Reading »

Dogma’s Defender

From the May 2012 Print Edition

Theological Tractates by erik peterson, edited and translated by michael j. hollerich stanford, 296 pages, $24.95 Germany’s most famous convert from Protestantism to the Catholic Church between the two world wars, Erik Peterson was also one of the most gifted theologians of his generation and, . . . . Continue Reading »

Pornography and Acedia

From the April 2012 Print Edition

A uniquely toxic combination of the lust of the eyes and the lust of the flesh has become an almost normal component of everyday life: the perturbingly pervasive use of pornography in general and internet pornography in particular, with its dangerous addictiveness and its lethal effect on the . . . . Continue Reading »