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At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

January 1970 Archives

The Case Against Animalism

posted by Jack Kerwick

It hasn’t been until the last half-of-a-century or so since we have discovered that up until that juncture, the human race had been trapped in moral darkness.  With the advent of the 1960’s, though, we gradually began to ascend from […]

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What is “Racism?”

posted by Jack Kerwick

If a representative of our generation was made to stand before an alien tribunal and identify the worst of evils, there can be no doubt that it would be “racism” to which he would allude.  It would be better for […]

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Republican Contradictions and Ron Paul

posted by Jack Kerwick

There is something afoot within the Republican Party specifically and American politics generally.  Something is happening, something that will make it increasingly difficult for the GOP of today to return to its previous way of doing things. This “something” is […]

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Conversation vs. Talkativeness

posted by Jack Kerwick

We are a talkative people.  In this era of mass communication, human beings have never talked more: “social media,” cell phones, texting, email—it is increasingly difficult, almost impossible, to spend much time without communicating to someone or other. However, in […]

Problems with the Morality of Human Rights

posted by Jack Kerwick

It is commonplace for most contemporary commentators to think of the Declaration of Independence as embodying our “national creed.”  This in turn explains the equally commonplace description ofAmericaas a “creedal” or “propositional nation.” The idea is this: the Declaration, with […]

Obama and the Ideology of Blackism Part II

posted by Jack Kerwick

Recently, I wrote an article in which I contended that Barack Obama is a “Blackist,” an adherent of “Blackism.”  The latter, I explained, is an ideology.  As such, it differs in kind from both biology and what has been called […]

The Successes of Ron Paul’s Campaign

posted by Jack Kerwick

Ron Paul will not get his party’s presidential nomination.  This much is now for certain.  The prize will go to that candidate—Massachusettsliberal Mitt Romney—for whom the GOP leadership and its surrogates in the so-called “conservative” media have been rooting the […]

Obama and the Ideology of Blackism

posted by Jack Kerwick

Barack Obama’s election to the presidency was supposed to usher in a “post-racial” era in American life.  This, at any rate, is what the former Senator and his supporters in the media tried to sell us.  It was nothing short […]

Examining Rich Lowry and National Review

posted by Jack Kerwick

John Derbyshire has spent many years writing for National Review.  Within the last few days, his tenure for the “conservative” magazine came to an abrupt halt. Derbyshire, you see, was fired for having published (at another publication) an article—“The Talk: […]

How and Why the Left will Attack Mitt Romney

posted by Jack Kerwick

On Wednesday April 4, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell remarked that while Judaism and Christianity are thousands of years in the making, Mormonism, in stark contrast, is a mere 182 years old.  Mormonism was “created” in 1830 “by a guy in […]

Easter and Love

posted by Jack Kerwick

Easter is upon us. From the time I was a child until the present day, I have always been amazed by how differently Americans generally and Christians particularly respond to Easter and Christmas.  Christmas is impossible to avoid. Regardless of […]

Commentators and Character

posted by Jack Kerwick

The decision to become a cultural commentator or pundit, like any other decision, comes at a cost.  Perhaps not unsurprisingly, scarcely any commentator has thought to comment on the danger to one’s moral character that this decision imposes. Granted, the […]

“Racism”: Requiem for a Word

posted by Jack Kerwick

This was originally published at Intellectual Conservative on February 12, 2009.  In light of the national farce that has engulfed the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, I thought it may not be such a bad idea to reprint it here: […]

The Evil of the Racism Industrial Complex

posted by Jack Kerwick

That everyone in Americanow knows the names of Trayvon Davis and George Zimmerman is a tragic commentary on the times.  It is tragic because it is a bold-faced confirmation that the Racism Industrial Complex (RIC) is the hegemonic power of […]

Morality and Language

posted by Jack Kerwick

As Americans, we have a tendency to speak of morality as if it were one and the same thing for all people at all places and at all times.  The popular notion that “everyone knows right from wrong” is a […]

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Pope Francis' Encyclical: "Progressivism" Theologized
Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, is quite provocative. Unfortunately, though, it provokes us to consider the possibility that its author has more in common with contemporary leftism than traditional Christianity. The ...

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