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At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

January 1970 Archives

The Main Problem with Nolan’s Batman

posted by Jack Kerwick

Chalk up another summer for the genre of the superhero film.  The latest—and most anticipated—is the third and, supposedly, final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy: The Dark Knight Rises. Being a committed superhero fan from way back, I admit […]

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Reflections on the Paperback Edition of Ilana Mercer’s “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa”

posted by Jack Kerwick

A while back, I reviewed Ilana Mercer’s, Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa.  Shortly afterwards, her and I began to correspond with one another.  On the eve of the release of the book’s paperback edition, […]

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Mitt Romney and American Exceptionalism

posted by Jack Kerwick

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney just addressed the 113th gathering of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The former governor of Massachusetts endeavored mightily to draw a sharp contrast between himself and his rival, Barack Obama. Establishing an inextricable link between […]

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Why Would Anyone Choose This Batman Film to Murder?

posted by Jack Kerwick

As I write this, the news is a buzz with the massacre that occurred in Colorado during the midnight opening show of The Dark Knight Rises—the third and (allegedly) final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Reportedly, approximately twenty minutes […]

Thy Myth of Equality Shattered: A Conservative’s Critique

posted by Jack Kerwick

“Egalitarianism” is a word with many different meanings.  There certainly is a sense in which every ideology or system of belief within which equality plays a dominant role can be said to be egalitarian. Classical and modern varieties of liberalism, […]

Mitt Romney and the Lover of Liberty

posted by Jack Kerwick

Anyone who has read this column knows that during the most recent Republican primary season, I wrote voluminously in support of Texas Congressman Ron Paul.  It isn’t that I thought that Paul was anything at all like the ideal candidate. […]

Morgan Freeman on Obama

posted by Jack Kerwick

While on Michel Martin’s NPR show, “Tell Me More,” Hollywood titan Morgan Freeman informed his host that, contrary to the prevailing wisdom, Barack Hussein Obama is not America’s first black president. He is the country’s “first mixed-race president.”  The first […]

My Debate Over ObamaCare with the Son of Man

posted by Jack Kerwick

On Friday July 5, for about 90 minutes, I debated with “the Son of Man”—the leader of the New Nation of Islam—on his Detroit radio and television broadcasts.  The issue was the Affordable Health Care Act, i.e. ObamaCare. Never before […]

Independence Day: Mother of all Politically Incorrect Holidays

posted by Jack Kerwick

Most of the holidays that Americans celebrate stand in tension with the prevailing leftist orthodoxy.  That is, with few exceptions—most notably Martin Luther King Day and, perhaps, Labor Day—our holidays, from Easter and Christmas to Thanksgiving, Columbus Day, and Memorial […]

George S. Schuyler: Black and Conservative

posted by Jack Kerwick

George Schuyler was quite possibly among the greatest editorialists that America ever produced.  Born in 1895 in Rhode Island, Schuyler lived in Syracuse, New York with his family until he was old enough to enlist in the United States Army.  […]

Obamacare: Some Thoughts for the Sons and Daughters of the Patriots of ’76

posted by Jack Kerwick

The Supreme Court’s ruling on “the Affordable Health Care Act”—i.e. “Obamacare”—has everyone a buzz.  Here are some of my own thoughts: First, practically speaking, the decision was a victory for the President and his fellow partisans in that Obamacare, however […]

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The Myth of Equality and the Forgotten Man: Remembering W.G. Sumner
I recently just found a nearly four year-old essay in Slate that caught my interest for three reasons. First, though it was written during the last presidential election, it is as succinct a statement of the left’s perspective on the ...

posted 10:20:28am Feb. 05, 2016 | read full post »

Politics and Vice
Perhaps more so than any other activity, politics has a way of begetting astonishing levels of dishonesty—and not just in politicians. Some recent examples: (1)It has now been disclosed that Ted Cruz, a self-avowed Christian, has ...

posted 10:58:57am Jan. 29, 2016 | read full post »

National Review vs Trump II: What Exactly is "Conservatism?"
That Donald Trump is no conservative is a proposition of which this conservative needs no convincing. On this score, the self-styled “conservative” contributors to the recent National Review symposium against Trump are correct. It is ...

posted 6:54:25pm Jan. 23, 2016 | read full post »

National Review vs. Trump--And Burke and Kirk!
National Review recently sponsored a symposium of 22 “conservative” commentators who are “against Trump.” As for the specifics of their remarks, more will be said at a future time. The virtue of this symposium is that it has the ...

posted 2:54:07pm Jan. 22, 2016 | read full post »

The Trump Phenomenon and the "Conservative" Movement's Identity Crisis
One can only hope that the Trump phenomenon will bring into the sunlight several fictions, most, but not all, of which GOP boosters have been promoting for years. The first is that there are two fundamentally opposed forces within the ...

posted 9:20:02am Jan. 21, 2016 | read full post »

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