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Dying Together

A life’s fading days are every bit as authentic as its strongest.

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The Trade-In Society

We are becoming habituated to making the nuclear option the first option.

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Football Coaches and Rational Choices

Rational behavior becomes dangerous when one is surrounded by the irrational.

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Davos Man Meets Donald Trump

The forced globalization of the West discredited liberalism, and the populist-nationalist reaction has arrived.

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On Suicide and Marriage

Does caring for each other in suffering only fulfill the marital bonds within a religious framework?

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Camelot in Australia

Amidst Catholic-Protestant tensions that persisted in the 1960s, Melbourne dedicated a garden to JFK.

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Parting the Veil of Ignorance

The Wheaton College conflict cannot be abstracted away from the real humans involved

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