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We Are All Guilty - Theodore Dalyrmple

I was in New York when Lehmann Brothers collapsed and I was in Dubai when property prices fell there by fifty per cent in a week. I claim for my presence no causative relationship to these unhappy events, of course, but it did occur to me that I could start an investors’ newsletter, and charge for it, that consisted solely of my travel plans.  Read more...

We are inept - David Warren

My sermon today will be on "incompetence."   Read more...

We make the future, not the other way around - Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput - O.F.M. Cap.

We live more and more in a cocoon of knowledge-class opinion and prediction which is often wildly wrong. The tools of social science that undergird so much of modern expert opinion have great descriptive but not predictive value.   Read more...

We're Split - Dinesh D'Souza

The courts have become the place where some of the most important issues of American social and moral life are now settled.  Read more...

What Europe Really Needs - Paul Johnson

The Continent has turned its back on both the past and the future.  Read more...

What happens when you inherit your uncle’s underclothes - Paul Johnson

Just as the English have inspired supreme artistry in male dress, symbolised by Savile Row and Beau Brummell, so they have also contributed a dissenting movement of genteel shabbiness or grand nonconformity.  Read more...

What Harvard Finds Unfit to Print - Stanley Kurtz

In the ivory tower today, the idea that marriage is good is apparently considered an extremist notion.  Read more...

What has sawing a lady in half to do with global warming? - Paul Johnson

At this time of year, exactly 70 years ago, I was taken to my first exhibition of professional conjuring.  Read more...

What rhymes with ‘I was wrong’? - Barbara Kay

Renowned Canadian poet David Solway once embraced the received wisdom of the left-wing intelligentsia — then came 9/11.  Read more...

What the meek inherit - David Warren

You wince, and turn away. It is the natural human reaction.   Read more...

What the temptations on the high mountain mean today - Paul Johnson

What are the salient evils of our time? They are two-fold.   Read more...

What's a Layman to do in the Brave New World - Zenit

The most profoundly threatening dystopia for the future is not the brutal totalitarianism sketched in George Orwell's novel '1984,' but the mindless, soulless authoritarianism depicted in Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World'  Read more...

What's in It for Me? - Charles Colson

On Monday, the House of Representatives surprised its leaders, the administration, and, most of all, the financial community by rejecting the agreed-upon financial rescue plan.  Read more...

What’s So Good About America - Dinesh D’Souza

Behind the physical attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was an intellectual attack — an assault not just on American foreign policy but also on the principle of freedom. We have failed so far to effectively answer the strongest version of this Islamic critique. Here is the argument that Americans should be making to people in the Islamic world.   Read more...

What’s So Great About Catholicism - H.W. Crocker III

With its divine foundation, sanction, and mission, nothing could be more glorious than the Catholic Church. But, of course, many people — even many baptized Catholics — don’t see it that way.  Read more...

When Psychotherapy Replaces Religion - James Davison Hunter

When it comes to the moral life of children, the vocabulary of the psychologist frames virtually all public discussion.  Read more...

When Tolerance Trumps Truth - Donald De Marco

When Christ told his disciples that his teaching provided them with a liberating truth (“You will know the truth and the truth will set you free”), he was, at the same time, offering a blueprint for a liberal education.  Read more...

Where in the World is the Spirit Moving? - Dwight Longenecker

Not long ago a friend of mine was lamenting the state of religion in Britain and Europe. 'The Muslims are invading' he said. 'With our declining birth rate Christian culture in the West will be dead within fifty years.  Read more...

Where the 20th Century Happened - George Weigel

The 20th century happened in Cracow.  And the answer to the 20th century was given there, too.  Read more...

Where the Church Draws the Line on Drugs - Zenit

A new Church manual calls for a continued fight on drugs on all fronts.   Read more...

While Europe Slept - Jean Bethke Elshtain

In the great cathedrals in Europe, a few people -- usually elderly women -- can be found at worship. Everybody else is a tourist, cameras hanging around their necks, meandering through.  Read more...

Who has been forgotten? - David Warren

Call me the Advent grinch, but I am disappointed almost never to endure fire from the pulpit on the desecration of this season of fast.  Read more...

Why Is Everyone Crazy About Vampires? - Father Robert Barron

You’d have to be living under a rock not to have noticed the prevalence of vampires in today’s culture.   Read more...

Why Shakespeare is for all Time - Theodore Dalrymple

Shakespeare reminds us of the line between good and evil running down the center of all human hearts. And in showing us that the line is always there, easily and disastrously crossed, Shakespeare destroys the utopian illusion that social arrangements can be made so perfect that men will no longer have to strive to be good.  Read more...

Why we give - Father Robert A. Sirico

This is the time of the year when almost everyone has gift-giving (if not gift-getting) on the mind.   Read more...


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