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Subsidiarity

That’s the topic of my latest column at Catholic World Report.

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Inclusiveness and Crisis, part I

Crisis Magazine has published the first part of a two-part piece on inclusiveness that gives a thumbnail sketch of the argument of my recent book on the topic.

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The end of generic conservatism

That’s the subject of my most recent piece at Crisis Magazine.

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The Return of Christendom

That’s the title of my latest column at Catholic World Report. It tells us that Christendom is always with us.

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De mulieribus Americanis

A common claim among dissatisfied men is that American women are the worst. European women, it is said, are are more feminine, less self-centered, and less concerned with their careers than their American counterparts.

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Men's and women's "starter marriages"

The differences between the sexes I discussed a couple of posts ago come out in the differing uses of “starter husband” and “starter wife.”

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Sex in the city, or wherever

Changes in sexual mores resulting from the lesser practical importance of marriage in a radically commercialized and bureaucratized society make the situation described in the last post quite a bit worse.

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Weird chix and loser doodz

The single most suggestive thing I’ve read about the sexes is this press release from some neurologists. Basically, it says that intelligence in men mostly matches up with gray matter in the brain and intelligence in women with white matter. So when men and women feel the uncontrollable urge to put the word “brain” in quotation marks when speaking about the opposite sex there’s something to it.

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Before the asteroid hit

Within living memory it was possible to talk about the sexes in an intelligent and civilized way. As proof here are some pages from The Viking Book of Aphorisms, edited by W. H. Auden and Louis Kronenberger. The collection was published in 1962, the year before sex was invented (according to Philip Larkin). It’s hard to imagine it could have come out much later than that.

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Love and marriage?

What’s with the sexes these days?

Questions about sex and the sexes are never really answerable, but people do notice things, and some of them seem illuminating, so an occasional comment is in order.

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Existence as violence

A correspondent referred me to a post by a “progressive Christian” blogger as a sign of a new frontier in inclusiveness. The post picked up on another blogger’s claim that “the self is inherently violent.” The example used was blogging, which involves self-assertion that comes at the expense of other bloggers.

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The demise of rational public discourse

That’s the topic of my latest piece at Crisis Magazine.

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All sex all the time!

Not quite, but I do have a new column up at Catholic World Report on Sex and the Public Order.

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A highly acceptable man

The following review of Robert P. George’s Conscience and Its Enemies appeared in the October 2013 Chronicles:

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More reviews

There have been a couple more reviews by bloggers of my new book Against Inclusiveness, one by Kidist Asrat at her site Reclaiming Beauty and one by Jeff Culbreath at the group blog What’s Wrong with the World.

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Lunacy doesn't last forever

For some reason people find my new piece at Crisis optimistic. I’d say rather that it refuses to be pessimistic: disaster is never absolute, it doesn’t last forever, and it may not go as far as feared, so don’t give up.

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The Church and the experts

I have a new column up at Catholic World Report about the troubled relation between the Church and those who define reality in the secular world, and what to do about it.

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Against Inclusiveness now available as an e-book

My new book is now available in the Kindle and Nook formats.

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My new book gets reviewed

I get my first review, at Catholic World Report, from someone other than an individual blogger. The review, by Jerry Salyer, starts off with an interesting quote from an instruction on liberation theology by then-Cardinal Ratzinger.

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Review of Garry Wills' Why Priests?

The following review of Garry’s Will’s Why Priests? appeared in the June 2013 Chronicles:

Garry Wills identifies himself as a Christian. He says he accepts the creeds, along with prayer, divine providence, the Gospels, the Eucharist, and the Mystical Body of Christ as the body of all believers. He thinks it a bad thing that “article by article, parts of the Creed are fading from some churches.” He also identifies as a Catholic, and tells us he prays the rosary and is devoted to the saints.

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