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Deadly Virtues

We live in a divided age. My country of Britain increasingly exhibits the same sort of partisanship that wracks America. It can be hard to witness the bitter divisions of the culture war, and the terrible arguments setting friends and family at odds, and not conclude that we are living in that age . . . . Continue Reading »

MacIntyre in Retreat

He lived, he worked, he died.” Heidegger’s famously terse summary of Aristotle’s life expresses one common view of the project of intellectual biography. An opposed view holds that every thinker’s work is a disguised confession—a translation into the abstract language of thought, of . . . . Continue Reading »

What Vin Scully Taught Me

Vin showed us, in the scaled-down cosmos of the baseball field, what it means to be an excellent practitioner of the art of baseball—and thereby, helped us understand something between the foul lines that we couldn’t see in our tabloids and tablets: virtue.  Continue Reading »

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