Monthly Archives: November 2010

Time For a New God?

Yesterday I listened to a podcast from The Economist in which Paul Saffo of Stanford University offered several predictions about the state of the world in 2035. Among other things, he anticipates major developments in robotics by that time, although … Continue reading

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Why What the Pope Said About Condoms Is No Big Deal

The way the media has been reacting to Pope Benedict XVI’s recent statement about condoms, you’d think he had just announced his engagement to Kim Kardashian. “Stunning . . . necessary shift . . . gets real,” etc. The pundits … Continue reading

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$1.4 Trillion Deficit? No Problem!

Apparently not all of us live in the same universe. For those of us in objective reality (and if you think there is no objective reality, please do not waste your time telling me so), it is a bad idea … Continue reading

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Is Marriage Becoming Obsolete?

There’s so much “social progress” going around these days it’s hard to keep track of it all. The latest news is that nearly 40% of Americans think that marriage is becoming obsolete. This opinion tracks with the rise in the … Continue reading

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Enabler of Student Cheating Tells All

“You did me business ethics propsal for me I need propsal got approved pls can you will write me paper?” Last week’s Chronicle of Higher Education features an article titled “Shadow Scholar,” written by an alleged professional writer of term … Continue reading

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Get Thee to a Nunnery: The False Choice Presented to Us About Convents

If you ever study history in graduate school, you may notice sooner or later that you are continually presented with false dichotomies in the debates conducted by the mainstream. Example: did FDR brilliantly succeed in saving capitalism from itself, or … Continue reading

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Introducing the University Bookman

At long last, it appears that The University Bookman, a quarterly review of books published by the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, has made the transition to its online format. Russell Kirk (1918-1994) was one of the great spokesmen … Continue reading

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Gold: A Moral Money

Ben Bernanke has made worldwide headlines for the last week with his declaration that the Federal Reserve will print money like there’s no tomorrow in an attempt to keep interest rates low (the second round of quantitative easing in this … Continue reading

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A Stay in the Holy City

I’m privileged to have a few days this week in Charleston, South Carolina, to attend the 21st annual meeting of the John Randolph Club. It’s great lectures, great conversation, and great food in one of America’s finest and most historic … Continue reading

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Introducing Chivalry Today

It has been some time since I added a site to the Blogroll, so I decided to find another one to post this week while I am out of town at a conference. Chivalry Today is a blog and podcast … Continue reading

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