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A Counterfeit Conscience

Perhaps my favorite recorded conversation in English literature is the short chat between Boswell and Dr. Johnson, when Boswell said he wanted to stand for election to Parliament, and Johnson advised against it:

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Continence and Incontinence

We cannot understand what it means to say that man is a rational animal without, at the same time, recognizing that a rational animal is a freak of nature.

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My "Way of Beauty"

There's a lot of talk these days about "The Way of Beauty" and even about more ambitious projects like "the re-enchantment of the world" — by everyone from casual bloggers to the Holy Father in Evangelii Gaudium.

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