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Posts in category “Decline and Fall”

The Donatist Option

My response to the Benedict Option review in La Civiltà Cattolica

Posted January 18th, 2018

‘We Cannot Save Them’

A faithful Catholic mom’s despair over Catholic higher education

Posted January 18th, 2018

The Selfishness Of The Self

Liberalism will ultimately be reined in by the rediscovery of limits

Posted January 17th, 2018

Why That Book Review Failed

A too-defensive reading of new Patrick Deneen bestseller misses its point

Posted January 17th, 2018

Why Don’t People Want To Know?

Christianity and religious liberty are declining rapidly. Shouldn’t Christians want to be undeceived about this?

Posted January 15th, 2018

The Big Freeze

Preparing for a long, hard winter in Christian higher education

Posted January 15th, 2018

How The Social Order Crumbles

David Brooks on Patrick Deneen’s Why Liberalism Failed

Posted January 12th, 2018

Christian Smith Has Had It With B.S.

Notre Dame prof’s superb rant against academia’s decadent culture

Posted January 10th, 2018

Classical Liberalism Strikes Out

An interview with the author of Why Liberalism Failed

Posted January 9th, 2018

The Ben Op & The Flood

As the blues song goes, ‘When the Lord say Get ready, you got to move’

Posted January 4th, 2018

Decadence

Are we ‘sustainably decadent’? Ask the guys running the Silicon Valley ‘Brotopia’

Posted January 3rd, 2018

The Radetzky March At Liberalism’s End

Joseph Roth’s 1932 masterpiece about the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire has lessons for us today

Posted December 27th, 2017

London: Caracas On The Thames?

When does a society reach a tipping point-of-no-return?

Posted December 21st, 2017

Identity Politics Ruin Everything

The snarling face of American politics twenty years hence

Posted December 12th, 2017

The Rot Of American Party Elites

David Brooks is right: the Trumpist GOP is decaying. But so are the Democrats — and it didn’t start with Trump

Posted December 8th, 2017

The GOP’s Moral Bankruptcy

For shame: the Democratic Party is now more reliable on sexual ethics

Posted December 7th, 2017

Top Vicar: ‘Pray For A Gay Prince George’

And other episodes of deconstructing moral sanity in the name of social progress

Posted November 29th, 2017