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Posts in category “Culture”

How Parental Involvement Affects Students’ College Success

Children with “highly involved fathers” are 98 percent more likely to complete …

Posted April 24th, 2014

Boycotting the Arts and Academia

The Russians are withdrawing. Not from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, but from …

Posted April 23rd, 2014

Rousseau’s American Heirs Fight the Final Prejudice

Joseph Bottom’s An Anxious Age has stirred up quite a debate over …

Posted April 17th, 2014

Don Draper Returns for One Last Shot at Salvation

Will Dick Whitman be able to save his persona’s soul?

Posted April 15th, 2014

The Sharing Economy’s Undead Capital, and Its Discontents

Out in the LED-lit, LEED-certified halls of Silicon Valley, the past few …

Posted April 14th, 2014

What Austen Taught Me

The great novelist’s books teach lessons in virtue alongside the romance.

Posted April 12th, 2014

Brendan Eich, Game of Thrones, and the Headaches of New Rulers

Winning wars, cultural or military, is much simpler than keeping the subsequent peace.

Posted April 10th, 2014

Captain America Skips Politics, Stays Personal

America’s hero struggles to apply Christian forgiveness to international conflict.

Posted April 10th, 2014

Brendan Eich: First on the New Blacklist

“There is a gay mafia,” said Bill Maher, “if you cross them …

Posted April 8th, 2014

Mozilla and the Art of Culture War

In the first paragraph of Mozilla’s blog post announcing Brendan Eich’s resignation, …

Posted April 7th, 2014

Thoreau vs. St. Benedict: How We “Opt Out” Matters

“Homesteading” has come back into vogue—but it’s not the old, federal-grant-fueled farming …

Posted April 5th, 2014

What Would Tocqueville Say About #CancelColbert?

Suey Park, a 23-year-old self-professed activist known on Twitter for the hashtag …

Posted April 4th, 2014

Vladimir Putin, Christian Crusader?

In his Kremlin defense of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin, even before …

Posted April 4th, 2014

Fighting Income Inequality With Friendship

Richard Beck wrote Tuesday on friendship at his blog, Experimental Theology, arguing that …

Posted April 2nd, 2014

Hobby Lobby vs. the Order of Justice

A healthy government will carve out space for a just society, not impose one.

Posted March 29th, 2014

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”: Ode to a World That Once Was

Wes Anderson’s latest is an homage to Austria before the ravages of WWI

Posted March 28th, 2014

A Stillborn Child Leads to a Murder Charge—With Threat of Life in Prison

We are merciless out of desire to blame others for the world’s hardness and tragedy.

Posted March 28th, 2014