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60May the Conversation Continuehttps://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2015/06/may-the-conversation-continue
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:34:00 -firstname.lastname@example.org (J. David Nolan)At almost every event we hold in the office of
, I end up speaking with a college student who expresses a deep gratitude for this magazine. I can relate.
“I Don't Find Dignity in Taking My Own Life”https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2015/06/i-dont-find-dignity-in-taking-my-own-life
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:06:00 -email@example.com (J. David Nolan) Imagine receiving a letter telling you that while your insurance company won’t pay for experimental drugs to combat your cancer, they’d be happy to cover lethal drugs to help you die. You want to try to live a little longer, but you're only offered funding to hasten death. This happened to Barbara Wagner, an Oregon woman dying of lung cancer, in 2008. Where assisted suicide is legal, as in Wagner’s home state, such letters are not anomalies.
]]>Top Ten of 2014https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2015/01/top-ten-of-2014
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:45:00 -firstname.lastname@example.org (J. David Nolan)Regular readers of
will recognize these popular articles from last year. However, in case you missed any of the most-read pieces from 2014, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10:
]]>U.K. Parliament: Sex-Selective Abortions Should be Illegalhttps://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2014/11/uk-parliament-sex-selective-abortions-should-be-illegal
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:46:00 -email@example.com (J. David Nolan)Good news from the U.K. today, as the House of Commons voiced strong opposition to the notion that the sex of a child should ever be considered relevant to the legality of an abortion. Georgia Graham of the
The Telegraph reports
]]>Do the Humanities Matter Anymore?https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2014/11/do-the-humanities-matter-anymore
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:07:00 -firstname.lastname@example.org (J. David Nolan)The fact that the President’s indifference to the humanities hasn’t evoked criticism from academics indicates more than just political agreement [between professors and president]. It signals a new relationship of humanities professors to their own materials,” writes
Mark Bauerlein in ”
Humanities: Doomed to Lose?
Obama’s generally apathetic and indiscriminating approach to the humanities and the arts reveals a similar flatness in the academy that supports him:
]]>MORE, ERASMUS, & FISHER https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2014/09/more-erasmus-fisher
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:25:00 -email@example.com (J. David Nolan)The Wethersfield Institute is sponsoring a lecture series by Fr. Joseph Koterski, SJ, professor of philosophy at Fordham, on St. Thomas More, Erasmus, and St. John Fisher. Seating is limited, so you are encouraged to promptly reserve your place for the full lecture series.
]]>Grace at the U.S. Openhttps://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2014/09/grace-at-the-us-open
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:09:00 -firstname.lastname@example.org (J. David Nolan)Last night, when Roger Federer broke Gael Monfils in the third game in the fourth set in their quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open, he let out his now characteristic “come on”no over the top combustion here, but a controlled burn, just hot enough to last for hours without exhausting itself. Fans have come to take his reserved passion for granted, but the fact that Federer always seems in control should surprise more and more as time goes on, not less and less. And last night, the superiority of his composure was on full display.
]]>Jews, Christians, and the Hobby Lobby Decisionhttps://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2014/09/jews-christians-and-the-hobby-lobby-decision
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:34:00 -email@example.com (J. David Nolan) For readers in New York City: On September 4th, Touro Law Center hosting a lecture by Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik titled “Jews, Christians, and the Hobby Lobby Decision.” Click
for more details.
]]>First Links 6.6.14https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2014/06/first-links-6614
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:26:00 -firstname.lastname@example.org (J. David Nolan)Why I Gave Up Alcohol
D. L. Mayfield,
]]>First Links 6.5.14https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2014/06/first-links-6514
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:21:00 -email@example.com (J. David Nolan)The Philosophy Of Roger Scruton
Mervyn F. Bendle,