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Culture War

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The largely-forgotten rules of etiquette were part of an overall project of turning testosterone-driven male lust into meaningfully-directed male courtship. Parents have to remember that teaching their children how to dance, how to date, and how to court and be courted is their job...
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The birth control for which Margaret Sanger so passionately fought has led not to freedom, but to slavery of the worst kind, for both men and women. Of this, we as a nation should be very afraid...
enlightenment
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Allan Bloom’s diagnosis in The Closing of the American Mind can explain far more about the sorry state of American higher education and the Western condition than popular stories that blame the Enlightenment, or democracy, or medieval nominalism. And it is therefore a valuable starting point...
opioid
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The abuse of opioids, like other addictions, stems from a profound spiritual problem deep inside the souls of countless Americans. But when people turn to the sublimity of heavenly things, they acquire the ability to overcome their frenetic appetites and look for spiritual solutions...
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Both John Paul II and T.S. Eliot give people something to hope for: Blessed John Paul speaks of a new springtime on the horizon signaling the emergence of a culture of life, and Eliot ends “The Waste Land” on a hopeful, if cryptic, note...
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The seemingly insignificant suppression of ladies and gentlemen on New York’s trains represents a giant step backward. It affirms that we need no longer behave like ladies and gentlemen, but rather like whatever we want to be, or happen to be, at the moment...
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Western civilization has been gutted from within. At the core of this moral bankruptcy is a watered-down Christianity that lacks the conviction to defend itself... Today mankind enjoys unprecedented technology, but lacks the wisdom to regard technology...
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The Benedict Option is more about a change of heart and mind than growing a beard, getting some chickens, and building a utopian religious community in the woods. The Benedict Option means coming to the realization that the time for dialogue and debate is over and the time for...
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We need to remember, as G.K. Chesterton never forgot, that evil is its own worst enemy. If Chesterton were alive today he'd be exposing the lies of relativism, secularism, and the culture of death, and showing our generation, as he showed his, that Christian orthodoxy is the...
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Our moral duty to protect innocent life is the bedrock of civilization and the founding principle of this Great American Experiment... The root of the despotism of this age is clearly the corruption and abuse of language....
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With the grave worry of many Christians about living in a culture that seems to be antagonistic to Christianity itself, we ought to consider the radical alternative of intentional communities... In these days of the rise of...
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Recent books by Anthony Esolen, R.R. Reno and Bishop Charles Chaput comprise a compendium of trenchant social and cultural criticism. But do any of these authors provide a workable solution to the de-Christianization of America?... In
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Like a pair of Noahs, Rod Dreher and Anthony Esolen have produced two powerful books for Christians who, facing the flood of the breakdown of society, are considering the Benedict Option... Worried about the breakneck pace...
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The “conservative wars” between neoconservatives and the Old Right became particularly bitter after a stormy session at the Philadelphia Society in 1986.... Mr. Gleaves Whitney, the president of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies...