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Posts in category “Decline and Fall”

What Would Flannery Do?

Of Hillbilly Thomists, Dr. Fishwife, stiffened giblets, and not wasting your life on trash.

Posted August 29th, 2014

Ferguson Will Never Come Back

Whatever the cause or causes of the crisis in Ferguson, five, ten …

Posted August 18th, 2014

Missing California’s Water As Its Wells Run Dry

A friend who just moved from southern California to Dallas said his …

Posted August 18th, 2014

We Need Both Jeremiah & Benedict

I’d like to offer a further comment to my remarks last week …

Posted August 18th, 2014

Jeremiah Option Vs. Benedict Option

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

Posted August 14th, 2014

Opening The Gates Of Hell In The Mideast

Patrick Cockburn says we have done it. Excerpts: The main victor in …

Posted August 11th, 2014

Children As Commodities

More stories from a decadent world, one in which adults treat human …

Posted August 5th, 2014

Wanted: A Russian Hezbollah

The New Yorker‘s David Remnick has a great piece out describing the …

Posted August 4th, 2014

Richard Dawkins Passes His Sell-By Date

I had not realized that Richard Dawkins had turned into such a …

Posted July 31st, 2014

The Future Of Islam Under American Laïcité

This reader comment from the “Best Church For American Christianity In Exile” …

Posted July 29th, 2014

The Best Church For American Christianity In Exile

Carl Trueman states plainly what many of us American Christians see: that …

Posted July 29th, 2014

Christian Civilization’s Death Warrant

This is the telegram that the foreign minister of Austria-Hungary sent to …

Posted July 28th, 2014

T.S. Eliot On The Benedict Option

@roddreher Re Eliot and the Benedict Option. From ‘Modern Education and the …

Posted July 18th, 2014

Can Traditional Religion Survive A Wired World?

In a must-read column, Damon Linker explores the role that the Internet …

Posted July 18th, 2014

Against Whiggery, Or, Between Despair & Presumption

I’ve been thinking about an exchange I had on the comboxes yesterday …

Posted July 18th, 2014

Livin’ The Medieval Dream

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

Posted July 17th, 2014

T.S. Eliot On The Post-Christian Society

T.S. Eliot, from his The Idea Of A Christian Society, excerpted on …

Posted July 17th, 2014