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Nature in an unnatural age

I have a piece at the Catholic World Report weblog on the absurdity and necessity of natural law arguments in a moralistic technocracy.

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Carrying on the battle

My latest column at Catholic World Report says we’re not going to be able to slide through the current situation by lying low and waiting until it all blows over. The issues are too basic.

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The one, the many, and inclusion

My latest piece at Crisis Magazine discusses good fences, good neighbors, the One, the Many, and inclusiveness.

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A necessary book

[The following review appeared in the June, 2014 issue of Chronicles:]

We have been enduring the cultural revolution of liberal modernity. It is hard to say exactly when that revolution began, but it took a great step forward in the 60’s, when social and religious tradition lost its last shreds of public authority, and another after the collapse of communism freed it to go wherever it wanted without a serious external check.

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Today’s totalitarians

Thomas Bertonneau has a review of Against Inclusiveness up at The University Bookman that deals with a variety of themes in the book that others haven’t much touched on.

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Where's this headed?

In a blog entry at Catholic World Report, I comment on incipient second thoughts about the direction liberalism is going from Democratic commentator Kirsten Powers.

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How religious is natural law?

In the Crisis piece mentioned in the previous entry, I suggested the relationship between the two was ambiguous. A blogger who wants to maintain a strong distinction between natural law and religion called me on it, so I had to develop my thoughts a little.

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Socrates among the sophists

I have a brace of new pieces up, one at Crisis Magazine about how bad ideological pluralism is and one at Catholic World Report on Socratic questioning as a weapon against technocracy.

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Lent and technocracy

Those are the topics of my two most recent online columns, one at Crisis Magazine about how to infuse politics with a bit more soul, and one at Catholic World Report about why the Church can’t possibly use modern public language to speak to modern man.

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Rebuilding Christendom

I make the pitch for mild Catholic separatism in my current column at Catholic World Report.

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Arguing over argument

There’s a new piece I wrote at Crisis Magazine about snark and willful stupidity on the Internet, and the importance of plugging imperturbably away.

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More on subsidiarity

I have an additional piece on the topic up at Catholic World Report. The basic point is extra ecclesiam nulla subsidiaritas. You’re not going to get subsidiarity apart from an understanding of the world that doesn’t seem to exist in secular public thought today.

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What is normal?

That’s the issue considered in my latest column at Catholic World Report. The big question today is whether the expression means much of anything.

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Will the Church return to type?

That’s the original title of my latest piece at Crisis Magazine. It says that the dispute between progressive and traditionalist Catholics is a dispute over whether the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church has an essential nature.

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Inclusiveness and Crisis, part II

Crisis has published the second part of my two-part piece on inclusiveness.

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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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