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John Horvat: a socialist city without a soul

John Horvat: a socialist city without a soul

Near the bustling industrial city of Tieling in northeastern China, there is a brand new city some 6 miles down the road called Tieling New City. The ...

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When we ask the wrong thing of democracy

When we ask the wrong thing of democracy

As Europe, the United States, and Latin America confront a growing wave of populist discontent, fuelled by a widespread perception that democracy has ...

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Knowledge beyond knowledge: a word to the wise

Knowledge beyond knowledge: a word to the wise

You’re in the kitchen, slicing vegetables. Four-year-old Henry, curious as always, reaches for a knife. Naturally, you say, “No, Henry. N ...

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Newt Gingrich: linguistic gymnastics of the left

Newt Gingrich: linguistic gymnastics of the left

One of the key lessons of the 2018 elections is that the Left is waging – and winning – a linguistic war. The Left claims and occupies ...

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Is virtue something that can be taught?

Is virtue something that can be taught?

How can human society form and raise up virtuous people? In the Summer/Fall 1982 issue of Modern Age, philosopher Russell Kirk explored this peren ...

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Can Democracy be reformed?

Can Democracy be reformed?

Most of us are glad to live in a democracy. Yet, we may also think that our democracy is not representing us, or not functioning well. So, can democr ...

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Michael Rectenwald: A 'Maoist-like' revolution in America

Michael Rectenwald: A 'Maoist-like' revolution in America

New York University professor Michael Rectenwald wrote a Facebook post that provides a succinct analysis of what he calls a "Maoist-like cultur ...

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101 books Millenials should read before they die

101 books Millenials should read before they die

MercatorNet's book list, '101 books Gen Ys must read before they die', which was published in 2012, long before anyone had ever ...

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Democrats' vision for American judiciary: identity politics becomes identity justice - part 5

Democrats' vision for American judiciary: identity politics becomes identity justice - part 5

This is the fifth part of a five-part essay. The first part described the Democratic Party's vision for the American judiciary, using the langu ...

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Democrats' vision for American judiciary: identity politics becomes identity justice - part 4 of 5

Democrats' vision for American judiciary: identity politics becomes identity justice - part 4 of 5

 This is the fourth part of a five-part essay. The first part described the Democratic Party’s vision for the American judiciary, using th ...

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Psychologist Jordan Peterson points Canadian PM in direction of U.S. Constitution

Psychologist Jordan Peterson points Canadian PM in direction of U.S. Constitution

During an appearance at the Oxford Union Society, author Jordan B. Peterson offered advice to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Peterson -- a p ...

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The high price humanity has paid for Marxism

The high price humanity has paid for Marxism

Karl Marx is being celebrated by Chinese president Xi Jinping as the “greatest thinker of modern times.” Western academics are celebratin ...

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Jordan Peterson: The Last Professor

Jordan Peterson: The Last Professor

I typically stay away from topical subjects. As a scholar of Metaphysical poetry, theology, and philosophy, the subjects that I usually write about...

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Can anything change the metaphysical structure of reality?

Can anything change the metaphysical structure of reality?

A few days ago, CNN launched a four-part documentary on "The Most Powerful Man in History". Surprisingly, this man turned out to be Pope F ...

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Twittering about political Islam is not enough

Twittering about political Islam is not enough

The power of a few courageous people is not to be underestimated.  We have many web sites, videos and news outlets where we accumulate articl ...

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Intellectual and moral corruption and where it is leading America

Intellectual and moral corruption and where it is leading America

The conscience of the nation is surely awakened by recent revelations of harassment by males-in-power. Countless women report sordid events where fam ...

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A needed refresher course on political Islam

A needed refresher course on political Islam

Hello, I would like to talk to you about Islam, but in particular, I would like to talk to you about political Islam and explain to you why the relig ...

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Psychologist denounces politicians' leftist gender cant

Psychologist denounces politicians' leftist gender cant

Psychologist and author, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson of the University of Toronto  was asked on Fox & Friends for his reaction to statements made ...

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Who is Jordan Peterson and why does it matter?

Who is Jordan Peterson and why does it matter?

One day I requested Jordan B. Peterson's first book, Maps of Meaning, from the university library stacks. I already had an electronic copy and ...

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How two works of art describe a great chasm in a country: Part 2

How two works of art describe a great chasm in a country: Part 2

After his visit to Mexico, James Bradshaw discusses the country’s most iconic works of art and points out the great ideological and philosophic ...

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Thought for the day: on political correctness

Thought for the day: on political correctness

"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within ...

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Vegetarianism destabilizes racism and sexism, says feminist author

Vegetarianism destabilizes racism and sexism, says feminist author

A Pennsylvania State University sociology professor argues in a recent academic paper that eating meat perpetuates what she calls “hegemonic ma ...

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Why state lotteries are just another tax

Why state lotteries are just another tax

New And Bad Tax November 7, 2017Featured, Life and Family, Policy Research, Spending and Taxes Lotteries tend to be popular with the public because ...

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Daring to re-think the social welfare state

Daring to re-think the social welfare state

The term “welfare state” has become political fodder; coarse rhetorical food used to feed a docile electorate with pro or against platitu ...

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Bless the space between us

Bless the space between us

The stories told in Bereishit chapters 21 and 22 – the sending away of Ishmael and the binding of Isaac – are among the hardest to unders ...

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The two faces of 'Allahu akbar'

The two faces of 'Allahu akbar'

Apologists and “moderate” Muslims came out in full force after the New York City attack to tell the masses that extremists have ...

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Why Latinos favor statism

Why Latinos favor statism

Every month 50,000 U.S. citizens of Hispanic heritage turn 18. In the 2016 U.S. electoral cycle, with over 23 million eligible Hispanic-American vote ...

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Thought for the day: Racism and collectivism

Thought for the day: Racism and collectivism

Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man&rsq ...

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Classical liberalism faces the problem of racism

Classical liberalism faces the problem of racism

The masterful words in the American Declaration of Independence that have inspired untold millions of people around the world hailed a transformative ...

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The Marxist underpinnings of no-fault divorce

The Marxist underpinnings of no-fault divorce

An adult child of divorce, Matthew Johnston, told me during our interview about the constitutional challenge his mother is making against New Yor ...

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Progressives denounce distinguished professor's touting of 'bourgeois' values

Progressives denounce distinguished professor's touting of 'bourgeois' values

A distinguished University of Pennsylvania law professor has been denounced by her colleagues in an open letter.  Nearly half of the faculty mem ...

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The Hegelian ancestors in the family tree of the Alt-Right

The Hegelian ancestors in the family tree of the Alt-Right

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Author links fake news and fake science to leftist agenda

Author links fake news and fake science to leftist agenda

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Joshua Muravchik: renowned author says Antifa succeeds in coarsening political dialogue in the US

Joshua Muravchik: renowned author says Antifa succeeds in coarsening political dialogue in the US

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Atheist Richard Dawkins explains his theory about double-standard for Islam

Atheist Richard Dawkins explains his theory about double-standard for Islam

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Document exposes Google's 'echo chamber' punishes free debate and conservatives

Document exposes Google's 'echo chamber' punishes free debate and conservatives

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Texas A&M professor advocates race war

Texas A&M professor advocates race war

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Self-discipline and great books are the key to a great education

Self-discipline and great books are the key to a great education

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Pope Francis' surprise appearance at TED talks

Pope Francis' surprise appearance at TED talks

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Tucker Carlson: Wisdom is a requirement for those in government

Tucker Carlson: Wisdom is a requirement for those in government

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Thought for the day: The one and True Holy Grail

Thought for the day: The one and True Holy Grail

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How the Classical Worldview supports our Modern Moral and Political Values

How the Classical Worldview supports our Modern Moral and Political Values

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Excerpt of 'Incarnation of the Poetic Word': new book by Michael Martin

Excerpt of 'Incarnation of the Poetic Word': new book by Michael Martin

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Adolf Hitler's real religion and twisted beliefs

Adolf Hitler's real religion and twisted beliefs

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Donald Trump, the alt-right, and Charles Darwin

Donald Trump, the alt-right, and Charles Darwin

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It's dangerous to believe: the enemies of religion and freedom

It's dangerous to believe: the enemies of religion and freedom

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Thought for the day: entitlement is the child of grievance

Thought for the day: entitlement is the child of grievance

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Life's Journey: Guide from Conception to Growing Up, Growing Old and Natural Death

Life's Journey: Guide from Conception to Growing Up, Growing Old and Natural Death

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Thought for the day: shaping your face

Thought for the day: shaping your face

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Ethical sex, or why Penelope waited for Odysseus

Ethical sex, or why Penelope waited for Odysseus

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Saving toads: For God so loved the world

Saving toads: For God so loved the world

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Thought for the day: Within the heart

Thought for the day: Within the heart

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Can the United States stop terrorism?

Can the United States stop terrorism?

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Obama's expedience and eloquence at Hiroshima

Obama's expedience and eloquence at Hiroshima

Obama's speech at Hiroshima was an oratorial gem... in which he said nothing and gave nothing away.

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The secularization of America

The secularization of America

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Subtracting Christianity: how things got to be the way they are

Subtracting Christianity: how things got to be the way they are

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BioCube: a science-fiction dystopia that is all too real

BioCube: a science-fiction dystopia that is all too real

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The moral equivalence of progressivism and Islamism

The moral equivalence of progressivism and Islamism

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The impossibility of reasoning with atheists

The impossibility of reasoning with atheists

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Probing The Libertarian Mind, and the Kingdom of 'Whatever'

Probing The Libertarian Mind, and the Kingdom of 'Whatever'

Review and analysis of The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto of Freedom, by David Boaz of the Cato Institute.

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Does Pope Francis need an economic re-education?

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Is the Catholic faith compatible with the American experiment?

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Heresy: Lessons from the past

Heresy: Lessons from the past

Part 3 in a series of 4 essays.

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Father Tom: A discourse on normalcy

Father Tom: A discourse on normalcy

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Immoral practices of social-justice agenda

Immoral practices of social-justice agenda

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Thought for the day: Standing together

Thought for the day: Standing together

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Competition and the pathology of profit

Competition and the pathology of profit

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Thought for the day: Be wary of rulers

Thought for the day: Be wary of rulers

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The dilemma faced by Muslim leaders

The dilemma faced by Muslim leaders

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Manipulating the religious landscape

Manipulating the religious landscape

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Catholic Libertarians in the critics' den

Catholic Libertarians in the critics' den

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Humane Vitae 'On Human Life': book review

Humane Vitae 'On Human Life': book review

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Francois Hollande leads France in a U-turn

Francois Hollande leads France in a U-turn

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Thought for the day: Socialism and society

Thought for the day: Socialism and society

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Book review: An Anxious Age, The Post-Protestant Ethic

Book review: An Anxious Age, The Post-Protestant Ethic

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Piketty's Tower of Jell-O

Piketty's Tower of Jell-O

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Book review: Why Place Matters

Book review: Why Place Matters

Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America: Looking for a place to call one's own.

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Book review: Making Gay Okay

Book review: Making Gay Okay

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Thought for the day: Justice and country

Thought for the day: Justice and country

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Thought for the day: A deranged age

Thought for the day: A deranged age

Who is man?

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Walker Percy: the heart of compassion

Walker Percy: the heart of compassion

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Thought points: the Catholic Church as field hospital

Thought points: the Catholic Church as field hospital

Suffering without meaning brings about despair: an equation formulated by Viktor Frankl.

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Pope Francis and the New Socialism

Pope Francis and the New Socialism

In his encyclical Lumen Fidei - the Light of Faith - Pope Francis warns against deceivers who cloak their true aims with environmentalism.

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Thought for the day: honoring vocation

Thought for the day: honoring vocation

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Thought for the day: fear sustains dictatorships

Thought for the day: fear sustains dictatorships

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The intellectual source of the Supremes' DOMA decision

The intellectual source of the Supremes' DOMA decision

The sociological illiteracy of Justice Kennedy's opinion on DOMA.

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Justice Scalia breaks down majority opinion on DOMA

Justice Scalia breaks down majority opinion on DOMA

Scalia denounced the majority opinion on DOMA saying that it cast proponents of traditional marriage as a "wild-eyed lynch mob" while besmirching the Executive and Legislative branches of federal government.

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Thought for the Day: Confucius says...

Thought for the Day: Confucius says...

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Pope's message for peace: down with the dictatorship of relativism

Full text of Pope Benedict's message for the world day of peace.

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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 Jewish Question revisited

The Jewish Question revisited

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Voting and the principle of double effect

Voting and the principle of double effect

Catholics are faced with difficult choices in the coming presidential elections. Here are some ways to weigh the choices.

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Cultus and culture

Cultus and culture

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The Idol, the Icon, and the Bus

The Idol, the Icon, and the Bus

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On a day like today: Robert Herrick and the rise of secularism

On a day like today: Robert Herrick and the rise of secularism

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The Righteous Mind: book review

The Righteous Mind: book review

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The Forum and the Tower: book review

The Forum and the Tower: book review

Author Mary Ann Glendon writes on the place of intellectuals in politics.

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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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Thought for the Day: Intolerant tolerance

Thought for the Day: Intolerant tolerance

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The Swerve: book review

The Swerve: book review

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