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An Officer Corps That Can’t Score

How military careerism breeds habits of defeat

illustration by Michael Hogue

How Dante Saved My Life

A midlife crisis is cured by The Divine Comedy

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The Christian Man in Black

Johnny Cash’s life is a story of redemption.

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A Hair-Raising Experience

Lessons on community at scissor-point from a hairdresser-acupuncturist

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What Happened to Basil Bunting?

Author of the “finest long poem … since T.S. Eliot’s Quartets,” he was a pacifist and a warrior—and he’s overdue for a revival.

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The Answer to Homelessness

Why conservative Utah gives away housing

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Higher Culture, Better Politics

Great ideas give political movements the energy and seriousness they need to thrive.

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