In this short review, Rabbi Sacks reflects on the possible fate of European civilization once the religious sources that underpin much of its political, intellectual, and moral traditions are undermined by pervasive secularization. Quite good.
A recent article at MercatorNet, Doctors will have to lie on euthanasia death certificates, notes that the interim report on euthanasia/ assisted suicide, presently being considered by the Victorian State Parliament, follows the Canadian practice of attempting to elide the nature of… (READ MORE)
Russell Hittinger, The Three Necessary Societies, First Things Michael McConkey, Why We Should Stop Using the Term ‘Gender’, Quillette (h/t: notafan) Charles K. Bellinger, A Christian Abortion Doctor? On the Ignorance, Arrogance, and Violence of the Pro-Choice Cause, Public Discourse Edward Feser,… (READ MORE)
In a recent address, Senator Penny Wong asked, “Why should the gay and lesbian community be merely ‘tolerated’ when the heterosexual community takes for granted ‘acceptance’ and recognition of their sexual preference as ‘the norm’?” This is an instructive statement… (READ MORE)
The following conversation with Hadley Arkes allows him to elaborate issues he has recently raised in a number of essays over the last few years, most recently, in First Things, The Moral Turn, regarding the poverty of conservative jurisprudence.
The New South Wales state parliament recently considered and rejected in the Upper House a bill seeking to legalize abortion. This leaves the current arrangement in which abortion is illegal except where the (i) physical and/or (2) psychological health of the… (READ MORE)
This is an excellent critique of the conflict thesis as well as an overview of the currents of thought in the late medieval and early modern period as they are related to the development of modern science. Of particular interest… (READ MORE)
R. R. Reno, Goodbye, Left and Right, First Things Rachel Lu, When Left-wing Politics Becomes a Substitute for Religion, Crisis Zachery D. Schmoll, Physician-Assisted Suicide Tells People Like Me That Our Lives Are No Longer Worth Living, Public Discourse David Mills, Courage in… (READ MORE)
Rod Dreher, Duke Divinity Crisis: The Documents Are Out, The American Conservative Daniel J. Mahoney, Dialogues in Scrutopia, The New Criterion John Gill, The only conservative scholar on campus?, Times Literary Supplement Joe Bissonnette, The Big Lie of Transgender Ideology, Crisis Stephen… (READ MORE)
William Vallicella, Maverick Philosopher 13th Anniversary, Maverick Philosopher Joshua Bowman, The Narnia Option, Anamnesis Anthony Esolen, Why I Left Providence College, Crisis Peter J. Leithart, Adam Smith’s Civilizing Process, First Things Charles J. Chaput, (Re)Building the Kingdom: Secularism, Christianity, and Cultural Renewal, Public… (READ MORE)