Selective Discipline

We live with interesting dissonances. For example, it’s fascinating that young people now accept economic discipline with little protest. That’s something I wouldn’t have predicted when I was in college when people still worried about being imprisoned in what Weber called the . . . . Continue Reading »

Tweeting as an Art of Writing

So here’s an amusing essay about how to tweet like a Straussian. I would comment more if I were an actual tweeter. It does seem to me that ALL CAPS could become an indispensable form of twitter pithiness. I do have a student—Kristian Canler (Berry name: Christian with a K)—who has . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Square Today

George Weigel reviews the newest baseball movie : Now comes  42 , the long-awaited cinematic telling of the Jackie Robinson story, which I recently saw on a snowy April Sunday afternoon in the Twin Cities. I wouldn’t call it a great movie (like, for example,  The King’s Speech . . . . Continue Reading »

Marital Anarchy in the U.K.

Provocative editorial in the American Spectator by Peter Hitchens . Like Ivan Kenneally (see below for his fine piece) although without the modernity-analysis, Hitchens locates the source of the rising anarchy not mainly with the late 80s-to-present advocacy for SSM, but with the way the Sexual . . . . Continue Reading »

Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day

Today is the 98th anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide,  an ethnic cleansing campaign in the last years of the Ottoman Empire. Although the Genocide had many causes—political, economic, social—law and religion were major factors. As Christians, Armenians had a . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 4.24.13

The State Funerals of Christendom Mark Tooley, American Spectator Church as New Mode of Consciousness Just Thomism Prodigals and Preachers Eve Tushnet, Acculturated Jane Austen, Game Theorist Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times Doctors Advance John Paul II Sainthood Andrea Tornielli, Vatican . . . . Continue Reading »

Ramesh For America

Ramesh Ponnuru has a great article in opposition to a guest worker program.  We should welcome new immigrants as prospective citizens.  If you look at that article alongside Ponnuru’s articles on taxes and the Republican party’s agenda problem, you can see the outline of a . . . . Continue Reading »