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Posts in category “Decline and Fall”

How Capitalism Sovietized America

In 1974, the Soviet day care model was a vision of America’s 21st century future

Posted February 11th, 2019

Lie Down With Dogs…

If the Fog City Pack can’t coldnose each other on the streets of San Francisco, will Putin win? Somebody should ask Kamala Harris

Posted February 6th, 2019

The Future Of St. Blockbuster’s Parish

Priest: Working for the Catholic Church in America is like working at a video store in 2005

Posted February 1st, 2019

Antichrist Annie Christ Story Hour

For some reason, folks are upset that a drag queen named ‘Annie Christ’ is hosting story hour at a public library

Posted January 30th, 2019

Give Me My Yellow Vest

Elite DC high school’s idea of the ‘common good’ is a snapshot of the ruling class’s values

Posted January 30th, 2019

Liberty, Equality — But Where’s The Fraternity?

Matt in VA recommends Dickens’ Hard Times for what ails us

Posted January 29th, 2019

What The Establishment Right Doesn’t Get

You can’t fight Something with Nothing

Posted January 28th, 2019

Identity Politics, Whether We Want Them Or Not

I miss the America that strived to judge people on the content of their character — but nostalgia isn’t bringing it back

Posted January 23rd, 2019

A Yankee Franco & The Long Defeat

Lessons for America from Spain’s experience — and Gondor’s

Posted January 19th, 2019

The Pain In Spain

Meetings in Madrid — and a letter from a reader in Navarra — make clear the stakes for the faith’s fight in post-Christian Spain

Posted January 14th, 2019

An Expatriate Of The Heart

He did everything by the book, and his marriage and career still fell apart. Now he’s planning to leave the US. Is he wrong?

Posted January 9th, 2019

Dispatch From The Christian Collapse

A reader alienated from the faith experiences a spiritual rebirth — and is mugged by reality

Posted January 7th, 2019

Ireland’s Catholic Collapse

In only one generation, Catholicism went from a pillar of Irish national identity to utter ruin

Posted January 3rd, 2019

Religion, Violence, And ‘Apocalpyto’

Revising Mel Gibson’s bloody 2006 drama about human sacrifice and the end of a Mesoamerican civilization

Posted January 3rd, 2019

American Beauty 2019

Sexual identity politics deflowers the Rose Parade

Posted January 2nd, 2019

Learning From The Spanish Civil War

Is the fate of the Spanish Republic our own? A great 1983 documentary raises the question

Posted January 1st, 2019

‘Grooming The Next Generation’

If we have Drag Queen Story Hour, why not Leather Daddy Story Hour?

Posted December 22nd, 2018