Category: Quotes

Safe, Legal, and Everywhere

Photo of the day: Here’s what I wrote last year about the slow, underhanded, but very real disappearance of the center in the pro-choice camp. What’s happening for the abortion lobby is that its political myths are falling apart. “Safe,...

/ January 21, 2017

Flattery Politics

What’s the value of a populist policy platform if the campaign is obsessed with celebrity glitz and glamour? Why was the Democratic convention a parade of celebrities? Why are you turning over your social media accounts to Lena Dunham, to...

/ January 9, 2017

C.S. Lewis on Christmas Gifts

From “What Christmas Means to Me” …the idea that not only all friends but even all acquaintances should give one another presents, or at least send one another cards, is quite modern and has been forced upon us by the...

/ December 23, 2016

The Threat to Reading

One of the most widely quoted sentences of Sir Francis Bacon–it comes from his essay “Of Studies”–concerns the reading of books: “Some books are to be tasted, others are to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested;...

/ December 21, 2016