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Bloodless Moralism

Dame Rebecca West had a theory that the history of civilization since Christ could be divided into three panels like a triptych. In the first panel, stretching roughly from the Crucifixion to the Middle Ages, the language of theology so dominated learned debate that all complaints were expressed in . . . . Continue Reading »

Untrustworthy Science

A The Lancet editorial criticizing the World Health Organization and UNICEF for allegedly manipulating scientific data to achieve a political result—the accuracy of which I take no position—speaks to a bigger problem that I am seeing with dismaying regularity. In government, in science . . . . Continue Reading »

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