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60Sex and Danger at UVAhttps://www.firstthings.com/article/2015/05/sex-and-danger-at-uva
Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 This past November,
magazine published an article that told the story of a gang rape in a fraternity house at the University of Virginia. This report soon became national news. When we first saw the article, we were uncomfortably reminded of Tom Wolfe’s 2004 novel,
I Am Charlotte Simmons
, about sex on the college scene. We ought to have concluded immediately that what we were reading was fiction, as turned out to be the case. Our experience, however, predisposed us to assume that something like that which had been described may have happened.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400What is “the destiny of the Orthodox Church . . . in a
world radically different from that which shaped our mentality, our
thought-forms, indeed our whole life as Orthodox”? Alexander Schmemann posed this question thirty-five years ago, and for good reason. He observed that in
the twentieth century the old, organic Orthodox fusion of church and society
suffered a “tragically spectacular collapse.” Meanwhile, emigration created a
far-flung Orthodox diaspora in Western Europe, Australia, and the Americas.
Schmemann did not live to see a third historical development: the collapse of
the Soviet Union, which unleashed another wave of Orthodox emigration.