Category: Politics

Liberal Sacraments

Recently, Adrian Vermeule published a piece in Church Life Journal in which he pointed out the inherently destabilizing nature of liberalism. As he describes it, the “natural laws” of the life of regimes dictate that the persistence of a regime...

/ July 29, 2019

On Nick Kristof, Jean Vanier, and Human Resources

Right. So this is a kind of complicated non-hot take spurred by Nicholas Kristof’s excellent and horrible piece in the Times today. Kristof is reporting from Guatemala, where almost half of all children are physically and mentally stunted because of...

/ June 13, 2019

Rise up, wretched man: enough tears have flowed.

Several months ago, I went with a group of friends– mostly church people, from Emmanuel Anglican– to see a production of Euripides’ Herakles, in the original Greek, directed by our friend Caleb Simone. It was part of his doctoral work,...

/ June 3, 2019

We’ll make that great heart what we want it to be.

Just throwing this up here for future reference, after thinking and writing a bit about about Margaret Sanger’s intense Lothrop Stoddard fangirling, and the eugenicist origins of Planned Parenthood: “Man has got to take charge of Man. That means, remember,...

/ May 14, 2019