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Jeremiah Option Vs. Benedict Option

My TAC colleague Samuel Goldman penned a good piece yesterday positing the …

Posted August 14th, 2014

Nigeria & Louisiana: Poor & Corrupt — But Happier Than Where You Live

Tim Urban spent 10 days in Nigeria and writes about what he …

Posted August 13th, 2014

Jon Haidt On Conservatives And Art

Jonathan Haidt himself added a comment to the thread yesterday in which …

Posted August 7th, 2014

Educating For Barbarism

In his column for The Catholic Thing, Anthony Esolen, the Catholic literature …

Posted August 7th, 2014

A Case For Why Conservatives Make Better Art

Writing in Salon (where else?), Richard Cooper complains that there are no left-wing …

Posted August 6th, 2014

When Poverty Is The Fault Of The Poor

Great Evans-Manning comment by Josh McGee on the “Why Poor People Act …

Posted August 1st, 2014

Why Poor People Act Against Their Long-Term Interest

A reader who comments here under the name Peg, and who comes …

Posted July 31st, 2014

The Virus Of Poverty Culture

If you haven’t seen Brenda Ann Kenneally’s amazing photographs of poor young …

Posted July 30th, 2014

You Can’t Escape Metaphysics

Alasdair MacIntyre, from a 1993 review of Iris Murdoch’s philosophical study Metaphysics …

Posted July 28th, 2014

American Laïcité, Or, Religion As Tobacco

Erin Manning on how America is losing its former idea of religion …

Posted July 21st, 2014

Livin’ The Medieval Dream

Keith Ferrell farms in rural Virginia using only tools that were available …

Posted July 17th, 2014

The Good Tsar, Stabbed In The Back

Xavier Marquez examines the political psychology of the “good Tsar,” shorthand for …

Posted July 16th, 2014

Comcast Owns Your Soul

Via Mark Berman at The Washington Post comes this painful, but all …

Posted July 16th, 2014

One Heartbeat Away From Poverty

A friend of mine sent this in response to the Food Stamp …

Posted July 15th, 2014

Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Driving A Mercedes To The Food Bank

Here’s a powerful piece by a woman who had it all, and …

Posted July 14th, 2014

‘Doctrine Is Destiny’

In considering the media coverage of declining enrollment at Catholic schools, TMatt …

Posted July 12th, 2014

What Your Birth Year Says About Your Politics

According to The New York Times, new social science research says that …

Posted July 8th, 2014