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A Catholic critique of capitalism

A Catholic critique of capitalism

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Thought for the day: ephemeral Beatles

Thought for the day: ephemeral Beatles

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Thought for the day: endless Progress

Thought for the day: endless Progress

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Book review: Chesterton and the Jews

Book review: Chesterton and the Jews

New biography of the famed British writer examines his complex relationship with the Jewish people as a means of avoiding the mistakes of the past to cloud relations between Christians and Jews.

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What is the meaning of sacrilege in the Church affected by Newspeak?

What is the meaning of sacrilege in the Church affected by Newspeak?

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Father Tom: where are the fathers of Baltimore?

Father Tom: where are the fathers of Baltimore?

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Thought for the day: dark illumine

Thought for the day: dark illumine

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Thought for the day: falling in love

Thought for the day: falling in love

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Thought for the day: a heavenly library

Thought for the day: a heavenly library

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Thought for the day: the faith of Jack Kerouac

Thought for the day: the faith of Jack Kerouac

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Interview: Sabahudin Hadzialic, distinguished writer of the Balkans

Interview: Sabahudin Hadzialic, distinguished writer of the Balkans

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Questioned: Authenticity of Francisco family friendship with William Faulkner

Questioned: Authenticity of Francisco family friendship with William Faulkner

In a New York Times article, Dr Edgar Francisco - a Mississippi native - claims his father was a close friend of Nobel author William Faulkner and that family records served as inspiration for novels such as 'Absalom! Absalom!' A new study casts doubt.

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Book Review: Return to Order

Book Review: Return to Order

Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society--Where We've Been, How We Got Here, and Where We Need to Go. A new book that provides a cultural conservative's response to the current economic crisis.

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Walker Percy: the heart of compassion

Walker Percy: the heart of compassion

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Book review: The Place Called Skull

Book review: The Place Called Skull

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Seamus Heaney: RIP

Seamus Heaney: RIP

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Thought for the day: honoring vocation

Thought for the day: honoring vocation

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RIP: Karl Pohrt, legendary book dealer

RIP: Karl Pohrt, legendary book dealer

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Thought for the day: Notes on the Behemoth

Thought for the day: Notes on the Behemoth

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Earth Day: the Old Man's Tree and the Boy's Tree

Earth Day: the Old Man's Tree and the Boy's Tree

Learning from trees.

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An atheist libertarian's perspective on Pope Benedict

An atheist libertarian's perspective on Pope Benedict

Author Vargas Llosa pays tribute to Pope Benedict and credits the Catholic Church with preserving Classical and Renaissance cultural traditions.

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The Core Curriculum and the fall of Western civilization

The Core Curriculum and the fall of Western civilization

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Read oldest copy of St Paul's Epistles

Read oldest copy of St Paul's Epistles

Download a free app of the world's oldest copy of the Epistles of Paul of Tarsus.

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Les Miserables: a soul-stirring film experience

Les Miserables: a soul-stirring film experience

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Spiritual regeneration of America

Spiritual regeneration of America

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Renowned author lectures in Las Vegas on U.S. corporate complicity in Holocaust

Renowned author lectures in Las Vegas on U.S. corporate complicity in Holocaust

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Edwin Black chronicles IBM deals with Nazi Germany

Edwin Black chronicles IBM deals with Nazi Germany

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The Dionysian rise of a new cultural paradigm

The Dionysian rise of a new cultural paradigm

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The Gospel of Anti-Christ: according to Vladimir Solovyov

The Gospel of Anti-Christ: according to Vladimir Solovyov

"Little children, keep yourselves from idols", wrote John the Evangelist. Important words for believers to hear upon confronting Power.

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Notes from the Post-Modern underground: intellectuals and moral depravity

Notes from the Post-Modern underground: intellectuals and moral depravity

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The Gnostic Gospels for idiots

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The Jewish Question revisited

The Jewish Question revisited

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iSelf: Meditations on history and literature

iSelf: Meditations on history and literature

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The Idol, the Icon, and the Bus

The Idol, the Icon, and the Bus

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Hmm, could it be Satan?

Hmm, could it be Satan?

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First Homer encyclopedia brings epic poetry and ancient Greece to life

First Homer encyclopedia brings epic poetry and ancient Greece to life

Tel Aviv University researcher sheds light on Homer's reception in the Western, Jewish and Arabic worlds.

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The Hunger Games: Huntress Diana, redux

The Hunger Games: Huntress Diana, redux

Grotesque indulgence in adolescent paranoia.

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'The Hunger Games' reviewed: meh

'The Hunger Games' reviewed: meh

'The Hunger Games' glorifies injury, death, and gore for the purposes of entertainment. Skip it.

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'The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore' on its way to glory at the Academy Awards

'The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore' on its way to glory at the Academy Awards

A wonderful short film, 'Morris Lessmore' promises to be a favourite at the Academy Awards.

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The disembodied legacy of Christopher Hitchens

The disembodied legacy of Christopher Hitchens

Not to be anywhere, no touch or taste or smell—this is to be disembodied, to be something other than human. The very thought of it will keep you awake, aware of this life, this body, this time, and this place.

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Ida Elisabeth: book review

Ida Elisabeth: book review

Author Sigrid Undset offers in her novel, Ida Elisabeth, a rendering of marriage and intimacy with startling subtlety.

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Britain to celebrate life of Charles Dickens at Westminister Abbey

Britain to celebrate life of Charles Dickens at Westminister Abbey

The English-speaking world celebrates the 200th birthday of Dickens with readings, museum exhibits, and events on several continents.

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Herman Cain's God, Mormonism, and Christmas

Herman Cain's God, Mormonism, and Christmas

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Wuthering Heights: movie review

Wuthering Heights: movie review

A classic novel is given a docu-drama approach on film.

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Literature And Empire: Scholar Susan Layton Discusses Russia's 'Literary Caucasus'

Where did Russia's stereotypes of the Caucasus come from? Susan Layton's book "Russian Literature and Empire: Conquest of the Caucasus from Pushkin to Tolstoy" provides part of the answer.

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'The Homeless Bishop': a novel release by Orbis Books

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