Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Leaning Tower, Normans in England, and Bach

I have visited Pisa three times: 1986, 1993, and 2008. I guess that makes me one of the relatively few Americans who has seen the Leaning Tower before, during, and after its decade-long foundation work. I had never read anything … Continue reading

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Thomas Molnar, RIP

He’s not a household name, but Thomas Molnar (1921-2010), who died last week, was one of the great intellectual defenders of Christian civilization in the second half of the twentieth century. Put into Dachau by the Nazis and later chased … Continue reading

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Debt, Taxes, and TSA Oglers

One more round of links before I make it back to the office: Jim Rogers has predicted another recession within two years. It’s not a good idea to bet against this guy. If you’re employed and have any surplus income … Continue reading

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Shirley Sherrod, British Cathedrals, and More

I don’t plan to post these sorts of links every day, but I’m home sick with a little more time on my hands than usual. So here’s another batch! I have always loved the music of John Dowland (1563-1626), and … Continue reading

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Freud vs. C.S. Lewis and other News

Beginning with this post, I plan to provide regularly links to news items and opinion pieces related to the theme of this blog. I’ll offer brief comments on each item, explaining why I think it is significant and worthy of … Continue reading

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The Practicality of the Liberal Arts, part 2

[This essay was originally published on my Blogger site on 2 March 2010. This is the last content post from the old blog; I plan to begin posting fresh content here next week.] At the end of my last post, … Continue reading

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Liberal Learning and Its Practicality (or Lack Thereof)

[This essay was originally published on my Blogger site on 26 February 2010.] Earlier this week, ISI’s Lehrman American Studies Institute posted this article on the greatest recent works on liberal learning. All of these titles are worthwhile. Most of … Continue reading

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This Stuff Isn’t Rocket Science

[This essay was originally published on my Blogger site on 12 October 2009.] My brother Jeff, who is a professor of finance, had the good fortune a few years back to have an astrophysicist take one of his MBA classes. … Continue reading

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A Culture of Debt=A Non-Christian Culture

[This essay was originally published on my Blogger site on 1 October 2009.] I have on my bookshelf at home a volume from the 1980s titled Usury: Destroyer of Nations. The author, a professing Christian, takes a very hard line … Continue reading

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What is the Relationship Between Religion and Culture?

[This post was originally published on my Blogger site on 26 September 2009.] I often tell students that they need to study the Western cultural tradition, among other reasons, because it displays more Christian influence than any other world culture. … Continue reading

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